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Motorway Verge Grass

Volume 895: debated on Thursday 17 July 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what steps, if any, are taken in the United Kingdom to use the grass which grows along the sides of motorways.

In general our policy is to cut as little grass as is consistent with highway safety and drainage having regard to amenity in built-up areas. There has been no attempt to use the grass which grows along the verges.