HC Deb 03 April 1974 vol 871 c369W
95. Mr. Kimball

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if, in view of the damage done by early grass cutting to nesting birds and small mammals, he will delay all grass cutting on roadside verges, particularly south sloping banks along motorways, until the first week in July.

Mr. Carmichael

My Department has issued instructions to agent authorities, which maintain the Secretary of State's trunk roads and motorways, discouraging the cutting of established grass except where it is necessary to maintain visibility for the safety of road users or to prevent nuisance.