Highways (Trees and Shrubs).

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport. – in the House of Commons at on 9 June 1937.

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Photo of Sir Alfred Beit Sir Alfred Beit , St Pancras South East

asked the Minister of Transport whether he has urged upon the highways authority of the county of Essex the desirability of completing the work of planting trees and shrubs along Eastern Avenue, leading to Southend; and what action they have taken?

Photo of Mr Edward Burgin Mr Edward Burgin , Luton

I have drawn the attention of all highways authorities to the desirability of planting trees and shrubs beside roads. I understand that, so far as Eastern Avenue is concerned, the borough of Ilford has taken action in this regard.

Photo of Mr Frederick Macquisten Mr Frederick Macquisten , Argyll

Is the Minister aware that Czechoslovakia and other places have planted their highways with apple trees? [Interruption.] Well, as a consequence, they do not require a National Health Insurance Act.

Photo of Sir Alfred Beit Sir Alfred Beit , St Pancras South East

Is it not possible for my right hon. Friend to ask the other boroughs in the same district to do what Ilford has already done?

Photo of Mr Edward Burgin Mr Edward Burgin , Luton

I think the Ministry have already asked the county surveyor of Essex to look into the matter. Perhaps that request might be repeated.