HC Deb 27 April 1888 vol 325 cc751-2
MR. ALLISON (Cumberland, Eskdale)

asked the President of the Local Government Board, Whether, under Section 15 of the Local Government Bill, it is intended that the County Councils should themselves undertake the maintenance and repair of the main roads throughout the county; or, whether it will be permissible to delegate their powers in this respect to the District Committee?

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

The Bill provides that the County Council should themselves maintain and repair the main roads, and does not enable them to delegate this power to a District Council.