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Roadside Land (Cultivation)

Volume 526: debated on Thursday 15 April 1954

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asked the Minister of Agriculture what steps he proposes to take to ensure that full use is made of land verging on roads when such land is suitable for cultivation.

Where roadside land has been dedicated for highway purposes, the highway authority have no power to permit cultivation. Where it has not been so dedicated, a farmer wishing to use it should approach the highway authority. I fear that cultivation is rarely practicable or economic, and my right hon. Friend has no other proposals to make.