§ MR. READ
said, he would also beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, Whether there is any objection to the introduction of a general Clause in future "Annual Turnpike Acts Continuance Acts," that in cases where the toll-houses do not encroach upon the road the first offer be made under the Act the 3 Geo. IV. c. 126, s. 89, to the persons entitled to preference under that section; and that upon their refusal (and not before) 361 the pulling down of the toll-house shall be imperative; and if this be objectionable as a general Clause, whether a special case may on application be made the subject of a provision in the Clause which provides for the Continuance of Acts, &c.; and whether there is any provision contemplated that, where the toll-houses at present encroach upon the road, so much of the site as is necessary for the removal of the encroachment shall be thrown into the road when such toll-houses are pulled down?
§ SIR GEORGE GREY
, in reply, said, he did not think there was any objection to the introduction of such a clause. He thought it might usefully be inserted in the Annual Continuance Bill of this year. The clause relating to encroachments in the 4 Geo. IV. c. 95, was not very clear, and he thought it was desirable that some provision on this subject should also be inserted in the Annual Continuance Act.