HC Deb 09 June 1863 vol 171 c570

said, he would beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, Whether the power of Justices to order a contribution in aid of Turnpike Roads, where the funds of the Turnpike Trust are insufficient, continues in districts in which the new Highway Act, 25 & 26 Vict., c. 61, has been adopted; and, if so, on whom the order is to be made, and how the amount is to be recovered?


said, in reply, that the Question of the hon. Baronet was a point which turned upon the construction of an Act of Parliament, and he could not undertake to give any positive opinion with respect to it. All the powers enjoyed by their predecessors had been transferred to the new Board, and he believed the Justices could make the order in question, but he repeated that he could not speak confidently upon the subject.