§ 39. Viscount CURZON
asked the Minister of Transport what progress has been made with the planting of trees along the new main arterial roads?
§ Mr. GOSLING
Local authorities possessing powers in this behalf are planting trees along many new arterial roads. Neither the Minister of Transport nor county councils have at present tree-planting powers, but as I explained on the 13th May, in reply to a question by the right hon. and gallant Member for the New Forest and Christchurch Division, I hope that this may be remedied before long.
§ Colonel ASHLEY
Would the hon. Gentleman state whether this Session we may expect a Bill to enable the Road Fund to be used for this purpose; in view of the fact that such a Bill, I am sure, would be quite uncontroversial and be supported by all sides of the House?
§ Lieut. - Colonel HOWARD - BURY
Would not the hon. Gentleman suggest the planting of fruit trees—apple trees and walnut trees? [HON. MEMBERS: "And chestnuts!"]