HC Deb 02 March 1882 vol 266 c1933

asked the President of the Local Government Board, If it is true that the salary of the General Superintendent of Roads in South Wales is to be discontinued on the 25th of March next; and, if so, what arrangements have been made for the future performance of his duties?


, in reply, said, it was correct that the salary of the officer referred to would expire on the 25th. The charge was, in the first instance, defrayed by the Government; but there was no justification for any longer charging it on the Imperial funds, inasmuch as all the loans made by the Government had been repaid. With respect to future arrangements, he had been in communication with the different County Road Boards to ascertain their views, and he was now engaged in considering the expediency of introducing a Bill giving Road Boards, separately or in combination, power to appoint an officer for this purpose, and pay him out of their rates.