HC Deb 22 October 1953 vol 518 c303W
125. Mr. Peter Freeman

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government what steps are being taken to reduce the amount of litter in parks and public places causing a menace to health and unsightly condition of the roads and open spaces; and whether he will circularise local authorities to provide a larger number of receptacles and to take action when it is found that they are not being used.

Mr. Marples

My right hon. Friend believes that local authorities in general are alive to the problem and are doing what they can to prevent litter by the provision of bins, publicity and in other ways. He is not persuaded that a circular from him would add to their awareness of the position.