§ SIR DONALD CURRIE
asked Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Whether the relief which he proposes to afford in England with respect to the maintenance of Main Roads will apply to Scotland?
THE CHANCELLOR OF THE EXCHEQUER (Mr. GLADSTONE)
Sir, with regard to this Question, which is whether 1709 the plan of the Government with regard to main roads applies to Scotland as well as to England, I should like, with my hon. Friend's permission, to answer it in somewhat general terms. I conceive that the engagement we have given is this—that we shall endeavour to deal fully and satisfactorily with the case of Scotland during the present year, as much as with the case of England, and upon the same principles. With regard to the particular form and method of relief, I think it would be better to reserve our discretion until we come into closer contact with the question.