§ MR. ROBERT 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 reforming of footpaths within burghs; and whether the Commissioners of Police have power under the Rutherford Act, 13 & 14 Vic, c. 33, to borrow money for those purposes and to assess for the same?
§ MR. J. P. B. ROBERTSON
The first part of the question must, I think, be answered in the negative. On the other hand, comparing the 210th and the 340th sections of the Act, 13 & 14 Vic, c. 33, the power in question seems to exist under that Statute.