In Parliament

Statements and Answers to  questions about litter on highways since 25th March 2010

 

Kris Hopkins MP 24th June 2011  – demands statement from Minister on litter louts

 

Theresa Villiers (Minister of State (Rail and Aviation), Transport:

25 November 2010

We propose to drive efficiency and reform at the Highways Agency by appointing a non-executive chair and a performance-monitoring group. Our goal is to reduce the cost of delivering a national road network that is in a safe and serviceable condition, and to deliver a more efficient traffic officer service that prioritises traffic management.

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Andrew Gwynne   Labour MP for Denton and Reddish

How many times the Highways Agency has not met timescales for cleanliness standards of roads and verges as set out in the Environmental Protection Act 1990?
(In the answer Mike Penning MP says that time scales do not apply to the EPA!)
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How many times (a) the grass has been cut and (b) litter has been collected from the (i) roundabout on Junction 24 of the M60 and (ii) area surrounding Junction 2 on the M67 in the latest period for which figures are available?
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What the frequency of grass cutting and litter collection is on the area surrounding Junction 2 on the M67?
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Tom Watson Labour MP for West Bromwich East

On the use of the Community Payback Scheme to collect litter from the verges of motorways and trunk roads in England.
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To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps the Government plan to take to reduce litter on motorways; and if he will make a statement.
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Joan Walley Labour MP for Stoke-on-Trent North

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps she plans to take to reduce the level of litter.
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Andrew MacKinlay Thurrock, Labour

What contractual obligations apply to the contract for the A13/A1089 in Thurrock held by Connect Plus Group for cleaning and collecting rubbish and litter from the highways and its embankments; how performance against those obligations is monitored
(In the answer Chris Mole said “Performance against these sweeping and cleaning obligations is measured and reported to the Highways Agency for review on a monthly basis”)

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Tom Watson Labour MP for West Bromwich East

18th October 2010

How many Highways Agency staff have been (a) injured and (b) killed while collecting litter from motorways and trunk roads in each of the last five years.

Mike Penning MP  Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Roads and Motoring) explained that HA staff do not litter pick but gave figures showing that 16  employees of contractors were injured and none were killed in the 5 year period

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