HC Deb 10 April 1891 vol 352 cc226-7
MR. REID (Dumfries, &c.)

I beg to ask the Lord Advocate whether any power is given to the burgh Local Authorities in the Roads and Bridges Act to borrow money for the making and re-forming of footpaths within burghs; and whether the Commissioners of Police have power under the Rutherford Act, 13 and 14 Victoria, c. 33, to borrow money for those purposes and to assess for the same?


The first part of the question must, I think, be answered in the negative. On the other hand, comparing the 210th and 340th sections of the Act 13 and 14th Victoria/cap. 33., the power in question seems to exist under that statute.