§ MR. CREMER (Shoreditch, Haggerston)
asked the President of the Local Government Board, Whether it is intended that Paragraph ii, Sub-section 2, of Clause 120 of the Local Government Bill shall apply to the Metropolis; if so, whether the main roads referred to therein are only those roads which were disturnpiked between the years 1870 and 1878, and what compensatory allowance, if any, will in that case be made to those districts of the Metropolis in which such "main roads "do not exist?
§ THE PRESIDENT (Mr. RITCHIE) (Tower Hamlets, St. George's)
It is intended that during the current financial year payment shall be made to the Vestries and District Boards in the Metropolis as heretofore in respect of roads disturnpiked since 1870. It is also intended that the Vestries and District Boards of the parishes and districts in the Metropolis in which there are no such roads should receive a share of the balance referred to in Paragraph 4 of Sub-section 2 of Clause 120 of the Local Government Bill. The clause of the Bill with reference to the provisional arrangement as to the grant in respect of roads in the Metropolis for the current year may require some slight modification to show more clearly what is contemplated, and this will receive attention when the clause is reached.