§ Mr. Godman Irvine
asked the Minister of Transport if he will now take steps to increase the powers given to highway authorities to order that roadside hedges should be cut back by the owner, where danger to traffic arises from decreased visibility caused by overgrown hedges.
§ Mr. Tom Fraser
Sections 81 and 134 of the Highways Act, 1959, already give highway authorities powers to require owners to cut back hedges in these circumstances. I am not aware that further powers are called for.