HC Deb 15 May 1882 vol 269 cc662-3

asked the President of the Local Government Board, Whether, having regard to the unsatisfactory condition of many of the streets and roads of the Metropolis, Her Majesty's Government will consider the desirability of appointing a General Inspector of Roads, with assistants, for the Metropolitan districts, whose duty it should be to see that the construction and repairs of the streets and roads of the Metropolis, except those under the control of the Chief Commissioner of Works, and of the Metropolitan Board of Works, are efficiently carried out; or whether they will adopt other measures for that purpose?


, in reply, said, that the appointment of a General Inspector to overlook the roads of the Metropolis did not appear to him to be a matter which should be undertaken by the central Government. Probably the wishes of the hon. Member would be fulfilled when all the highways of the Metropolis should be controlled by the same authority. In that case, their management would become uniform, without the necessity of any special provision for an exceptional appointment.