HC Deb 01 April 1884 vol 286 cc1268-9

asked the Under Secretary of State for the Home Department, Whether the Report of the Commissioners appointed to inquire into applications made by the County Road Trustees of Berwickshire, the Justices of the Peace for the county of Northumberland, and the Norham and Islandshire Highway Board, has yet been considered by the Secretary of State, and the determination approved by him; when it is probable that the determination will be presented to Parliament, in pursuance of the ninetieth section of "The Roads and Bridges (Scotland) Act, 1878;" and, whether, after the determination has been laid upon the Table, a Copy of the Report can be furnished to the three parties directly interested?


Sir. The Report referred to in the Question of the hon. Baronet has not yet been fully considered by the Secretary of State; but he expects to be able to present the determination approved of by him to Parliament before the House adjourns for the Easter Recess. In the case of the Glasgow and Carlisle Road Trust, the Report itself was not furnished to the parties directly interested. The Secretary of State must, therefore, reserve his decision as to whether he can furnish a copy of the Report until he has more fully considered the subject.