Roads: Litter

Department for Transport written question – answered am ar 21 Mai 2024.

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Photo of George Galloway George Galloway Workers Party, Rochdale

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to help ensure that National Highways reduces litter on (a) motorways, (b) access roads, (c) junctions and (d) verges.

Photo of Guy Opperman Guy Opperman Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

National Highways are responsible for litter collection on motorways and some trunk roads. Local authorities manage litter collection on the rest of the roads in England including junctions and verges.

National Highways inspect and grade the Strategic Road Network (SRN) in accordance with Defra’s Code of Practice on Litter and Refuse and litter is picked almost every day on their roads. Their activities are reported and monitored via its corporate Performance Indicator outlined in the Roads Investment Strategy. The Office for Road and Rail also play an important role in monitoring on behalf of the Secretary of State, by ensuring that National Highways’ deliver its commitments.

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