HC Deb 11 June 1874 vol 219 cc1402-3

asked the President of the Local Government Board, If he intends to give effect to the recommendations of the Select Committee on the Turnpike Continuance Acts and carry out the opinions he expressed to the House in March 1870, "that the Government should speedily introduce a short Act for the compulsory adoption of the Highway Act?"


, in reply, said, it was not intended to introduce such a Bill during the present Session, inasmuch as it might prejudice the settlement of the question on a more com- prehensive basis in another year. His own opinion, however, was that the repair of the roads should be a district and not a parish charge, and that the Highway District Act should be compulsory.