Street Cleaning: Manure

Department for Transport written question – answered on 2nd July 2018.

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Photo of Mary Creagh Mary Creagh Chair, Environmental Audit Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that local authorities keep (a) paths and (b) streets clear of horse manure.

Photo of Jesse Norman Jesse Norman Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

Local authorities in England have a duty, under Section 41, of the Highways Act 1980 to maintain the public highways in their charge. This includes ensuring that paths and streets are kept free of any obstructions that could be deemed a safety hazard.

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