§ MR. ROWNTREE (Scarborough)
asked Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Whether it is proposed to make any re-adjustment in the distribution of the Excise Duties in aid of local purposes, so as to prevent injustice to those boroughs which will not be treated as counties under the Local Government Bill, and which, whilst taxed equally with other boroughs, have no main roads entitling them to any grant-in-aid in return?
§ THE PRESIDENT OF THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT BOARD (Mr. RITCHIE) (Tower Hamlets, St. George's)
(who replied) said: I presume that the hon. Gentleman refers to Quarter Session boroughs, in which at present the County Authority has no power to declare a road to be a main road repairable by the county. The Bill gives such a power, so that Quarter Session boroughs will, in future, possess a right to have their main roads declared such.