HC Deb 04 March 1878 vol 238 c637

asked Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, If he will cause the Records of the Treasury, and of the Commissioners of Loans and of Public Works, to be searched as to grants and loans of money made through a long course of years for roads and bridges, for roads, or for bridges, in the several divisions of the Kingdom, and inform the House as to the several sums, and as to the repayment of the money lent on loan?


Sir, a considerable amount of information required by my hon. and gallant Friend, with reference to roads and bridges, is already before Parliament in sundry Returns, more especially Return 147 of 1872, and 145 of 1875, and also in last year's accounts. If these do not—and I understand they do not—furnish the informawhich the hon. and gallant Gentleman desires, if he will be good enough to confer with me, I will endeavour to obtain what he requires.