HC Deb 17 April 1888 vol 324 cc1488-9
MR. CALEB WRIGHT (Lancashire, S.W., Leigh)

asked the President of the Local Government Board, Whether, in the case of an Urban Authority which claims to retain the powers and duties of maintaining and repairing a main road within the district of such Authority, will the County Council contribute the full annual amount, based on the average of three years' expenditure on the road previous to the passing of the Act, or only pay the amount now contributed under the Highways Amendment Act of 1878, which is only one-half?

THE PRESIDENT (Mr. RITCHIE) (Tower Hamlets, St. George's)

The contribution of the County Council in the case referred to will be based not on one-half of the expenditure in respect of the maintenance of the road prior to the passing of the Act, but on the total ex- penditure on account of the maintenance of the road.