HC Deb 24 March 1870 vol 200 cc572-3

said, he would beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, Whether he intends to bring in a Bill this Session relating to Turnpike Roads in England and Wales; and, if not, what he proposes to do in reference to the Trusts named in the Fourth and Fifth Schedules of the Turnpike Act Continuance Bill of 1869?


Sir, it is not my intention to bring in a Bill this Session relating to turnpike roads in England and Wales. The trusts referred to in the second part of the Question of the noble Lord would expire in the course of the present year; but, with reference to them, it is the intention of the Home Office to adopt the recommendation of the Committee which sat last year, wherever that recommendation has been precise. The Department has been in communication with the trustees of the various trusts, some of which will be allowed to expire this year, while others will, under exceptional circumstances, be continued.