Written Questions are submitted by MPs or Lords to receive information from a Department.
|25 Jun 2018, 11:46 a.m.||Roads: Litter||Theresa Villiers|
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with the (a) Freight Transport Association and (b) Road Haulage Association on measures to prevent litter from being blown off open lorries and left as litter on the roadside.
Answer (Jesse Norman)
The Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency has published guidance on securing loads carried on vehicles. The guidance states that tarpaulins or netting/sheeting should be used on tippers, bulk containers and skips to stop loose items from falling.
The Litter Strategy for England 2017 sets out the commitment of the Government and Highways England to a range of measures to reduce roadside litter on motorways and a small number of all-purpose trunk roads. The responsibility for litter clearance on the rest of the trunk road network lies with the relevant local district and borough councils.