HL Deb 29 July 1997 vol 582 c26WA
Lord Marlesford

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they are satisfied that in respect of the approaches to Liverpool Street Station, Railtrack is fulfilling its statutory obligations to keep the railway lines free from litter and, if not, what action they propose to take.

Baroness Hayman

I understand that the litter on the tracks approaching Liverpool Street station will be cleared by Railtrack's contractor in about a fortnight's time. Her Majesty's Government intend later this year to lay orders clarifying the duty to clear litter and refuse from railway land. There are powers of enforcement in Sections 91 and 92 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990.