Railways: Japanese Knotweed

Department for Transport written question – answered on 27th November 2018.

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Photo of Alison Thewliss Alison Thewliss Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Treasury), Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Housing, Communities and Local Government)

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what support his Department is providing to Network Rail to facilitate the removal of Japanese knotweed from railway embankments.

Photo of Andrew Jones Andrew Jones Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

The settlement agreed between my Department and Network Rail for England and Wales in the years 2019-2024 contains a very substantial provision for operations and maintenance, including vegetation management. The removal of Japanese Knotweed would come from this funding.

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