HC Deb 16 March 1953 vol 512 c1819
51. Major Anstruther-Gray

asked the Minister of Transport whether his attention has been drawn to the proposal of certain local authorities to plant trees on the verges of arterial roads in the interests of beauty; and whether he will bear in mind, before agreeing to these proposals, the danger of children or dogs running out from behind such clumps of trees.

Mr. Braithwaite

I understand that proposals relating to the Edinburgh—Glasgow trunk road have been put forward by certain Scottish interests. I will bear in mind the point to which my hon. and gallant Friend draws attention.

Mr. Manuel

Will the hon. Gentleman remember that Scottish local authorities are extremely careful in this matter? On the main arterial road verges, trees are planted singly and the lower limbs are lopped off.

Mr. Braithwaite

Generally speaking, the planting is very good.

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