HC Deb 24 November 1965 vol 721 c59W
70. Sir C. Osborne

asked the Minister of Transport how many acres of good agricultural land are being wasted because the boundary fences are being placed at the widest possible place along the new trunk roads instead of nearer the road edge; if he will take steps to end this wastage; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Tom Fraser

None. Grass verges must be wide enough to ensure good visibility, to provide an emergency stopping place and to accommodate statutory undertakers' apparatus. I do not acquire more land than is needed.