§ MR. LABOUCHERE (Northampton)
asked the honourable Member for North West Staffordshire, Whether he is aware that a Committee of the House of Lords reversed the decision of this House with reference to the maintenance of the new roads at Hyde Park Corner; and, under these circumstances, who will be responsible for the maintenance of the roads?
MR. LEVESON GOWER (A LORD of the TREASURY) (Stafford, N. W.)
, in reply, said, no funds were in existence for the repair of these roads except such as might be provided by Parliament; but the House had sanctioned the provision of the expenditure out of the local rates. If the roads got out of repair and became dangerous, the Government might be compelled to close them in the interest of public safety.