HC Deb 20 June 1940 vol 362 cc242-3
54. Major Sir Jocelyn Lucas

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he will instruct county agricultural committees to consult with the railway and the local authorities to see that grass cut on the embankments on the roadside is not burned but is either made into hay or silage?

Mr. Hudson

Arrangements have already been made with the railway companies whereby occupiers of land will be allowed to harvest the grass on railway embankments adjoining their land. A Press notice containing this information was issued on 28th May last. The desirability of putting roadside grass verges to productive use has been impressed on the local highway authorities, and they have been asked to consult the War Agricultural Executive Committees if necessary