§ MR. WEBSTER (St. Pancras, E.)
asked Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, In what, way will the Metropolitan ratepayer be relieved by the proposed grant in aid of local taxation from the receipts of the Carriage Tax, as there is no Imperial grant in aid of the maintenance of public roads within the area comprised in the Metropolis Management Act, 1855?
§ THE CHANCELLOR OF THE EXCHEQUER (Mr. GOSCHEN) (St. George's Hanover Square),
in reply, said, that the grant made was simply in respect of the roads that came under the Act of 1870, and the roads repaired by the Justices as main roads. There were very few roads of this kind within the Metropolitan area, although there were some that would be affected.