HC Deb 30 January 1941 vol 368 c695W
Colonel Carver

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he will encourage the use and cultivation of suitable sections of the many miles of grass verges on our highways, whether by private persons or local authorities, and so add considerably to the required acreage of vegetable production?

Mr. Hudson

A circular was issued to highway authorities last year suggesting various ways in which roadside land might be used for food production in the present emergency. I will consider the advisability of communicating with the authorities again.