HC Deb 03 June 1924 vol 174 cc1060-1
39. Viscount CURZON

asked the Minister of Transport what progress has been made with the planting of trees along the new main arterial roads?


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!"]