HC Deb 06 July 1954 vol 529 cc150-1W
90. Mr. John Eden

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government if he will draw the attention of local authorities to the Report of the Royal Fine Art Commission, Command Paper 9177, with special reference to the Commission's protest against the continued mutilation by many local authorities of both roadside trees and those in public open spaces.

Mr. H. Macmillan

I think it probable that many local authorities will already have observed this passage in the Commission's Report, and I expect that my hon. Friend's Question will draw the attention of others. But I am considering whether there is anything I can do to promote better understanding of the right treatment of trees.