HC Deb 28 February 1890 vol 341 c1510
MR. TOLLEMACHE (Cheshire, Eddisbury)

I beg to ask the Parliamentary Secretary to the Local Government Board whether the statement in his speech, on Thursday 20th instant, as to the Inconvenience which resulted in many cases from the want of District Councils to relieve County Councils the care of the highways, is to be taken as indicating an intention on the part of the Government, in any future legislation, to place main roads under the control of District Councils?


No, Sir; certainly not. The words quoted by my hon. Friend referred merely to the difficulties under which County Councils labour in reference to the maintenance of highways, not main roads.