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Motorways And Trunk Roads: Litter Clearance

Volume 622: debated on Monday 19 February 2001

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asked Her Majesty's Government:What are the maximum periods between collections of litter from trunk roads and motorways in England, as laid down for litter clearance contractors employed by the Highways Agency. [HL648]

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions
(Lord Whitty)

The Highways Agency is responsible for clearing litter from motorways and a small number of special roads. Contractors employed by the Highways Agency are required to clear litter to cleanliness standards established in the Environmental Protection Act 1990. There is no maximum period between litter collections specified in the Act.For all other trunk roads, this cleanliness duty lies with the local district and borough councils.