HC Deb 15 March 1939 vol 345 c427W

Brown asked the Minister of Transport whether his attention has been drawn to the litter, tins, and broken bottles- thrown out daily and at night by lorry drivers and motorists along the sides of all our country roads to the detriment of people living in the country side and damage to their cattle in fields alongside the roads; and whether he will, by legislation or otherwise, make this a punishable offence?

Mr. Burgin

The throwing of litter from vehicles is a most objectionable and indeed dangerous practice. County councils have power to make by-laws under which this type of conduct is made an offence, and many councils have in fact done so. If my hon. and gallant Friend has any particular case in mind perhaps he will be good enough to bring it to my notice.