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|26 Jun 2018, 10:02 a.m.||Rt Hon Theresa Villiers MP (Conservative - Chipping Barnet)||Rt Hon Theresa Villiers MP (Conservative - Chipping Barnet)|
Question to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions he has had with (a) the Secretary of State for Transport, (b) Highways England, (c) the Road Haulage Association and (d) the Freight Transport Association on preventing and removing roadside litter.
Answer (David Rutley)
The Litter Strategy for England contains commitments to work with Highways England and others to tackle litter on the roadside, and to work with local councils, ports and the haulage industry to improve facilities for hauliers, fishing vessels and others to dispose of their litter and waste.
Defra Ministers have met their Department for Transport counterparts to discuss these issues and agree measures to reduce and remove litter from the Strategic Road Network. Highways England was also represented at these meetings.
Defra Ministers also raised the issue of litter at a meeting with the Road Haulage Association and the Freight Transport Association in January this year, and the Department has written to both organisations following the introduction of new local authority powers to tackle littering from vehicles in April this year.