HC Deb 01 May 1959 vol 604 cc168-9W
Mr. Beswick

asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation what experience has been gained by his Department in the growing of grass and shrubs in the centre strip dividing dual carriageways; to what extent his advice was sought in connection with the widening of the Uxbridge road through Hillingdon; and what was the advice he gave.

Mr. Watkinson

My Department has considerable experience relating to the planting of the central reservations of trunk roads under varying conditions. Our advice was not sought on the treatment of the central reservation in this scheme for widening a classified road. I was satisfied, however, about the merits of the scheme before I made a grant towards its cost to the Middlesex County Council.

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