HC Deb 17 June 1997 vol 296 c150W
Mr. Stunell

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions if he will include within his Department's estimates for the next financial year the re-introduction of cutting of verges on trunk roads within built-up areas. [2973]

Ms Glenda Jackson

In 1997–98, verge cutting was reduced in cases where safety was not compromised. The Department will be considering carefully detailed expenditure plans for 1998–99 and a decision will be announced in due course.