HC Deb 28 April 1890 vol 343 cc1523-4
MR. HUGH ELLIOT (Ayrshire, N.)

I beg to ask the Lord Advocate whether his attention has been directed to the resolutions passed at Glasgow on the 16th April by the representatives of the Scotch Police burghs in regard to the management and repair of roads and streets in police burghs; and whether he can sec his way to give effect to these resolutions, either by the introduction at an early date of the Burgh Police and Health (Scotland) Bill, or of a Bill to amend "The Roads and Bridges (Scotland) Act, 1878," on the basis of Section 133 of the Burgh Police and Health (Scotland) Bill, which section has reference to highways within police burghs, and was agreed to by the Select Committee on the Bill in 1888?


I have seen the resolution referred to in the question. While there is, doubtless, considerable force in the representations of the police burghs it is impossible to ignore the fact that their proposals, in so far as altering the relations between counties and burghs, are opposed by some of the counties interested, and I cannot undertake to initiate legislation on those points.