§ 74. Mr. P. Williams
asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation if he has studied the evidence sent to him by the hon. Member for Sunderland, South, concerning the nuisance caused by stones left in the streets from miners' concessionary coal; if he is aware of the doubts concerning responsibility for its removal; and if he will consider introducing legislation assigning responsibility for its removal.
§ Mr. Boyd-Carpenter
Yes. I have read the Press cutting which my hon. Friend has sent me. While I must not comment on a particular matter which it appears may come before the courts, I see no doubt that in general Sections 72 and 73 of the Highways Act, 1835, are adequate to cover this sort of problem, and I therefore see at present no need for further legislation.