§ MR. A. J. BALFOUR
asked the President of the Local Government Board, Whether he is aware that in certain districts the Highway Boards have dissolved before they have paid their debts, collected the money due to them, or made up their accounts; and, whether he can suggest any means by which the inconvenience thus arising can be obviated?
Sir, two instances have been brought under the notice of the Board, in which the Quarter Sessions of a county have dissolved a highway district without making any provision in the order for the adjustment of accounts. The orders should have been made to take effect at such a date as would have enabled the Highway Boards to collect the money due to them, pay their debts, and give effect to any adjustment ordered by the Justices. The inconvenience arising from the neglect to take these precautions can only be remedied by voluntary arrangement or by fresh legislation.