§ MR. HOBHOUSE (Somerset, E)
I beg to ask the President of the Board of Trade if, in a county where the County Council make a yearly contract with the Highway Boards for the repair of the main roads, any other consent than that of the County Council is necessary under Section 4 of "The Tramways Act, 1870," before an application can be made for a Provisional Order for making a tramway over main roads in a rural highway district?
§ THE UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE COLONIES (Baron H. de WORMS,)(for Sir M. HICKS BEACH) Liverpool, East Toxteth
In a case such as that referred to by the hon. Member—where the main roads are vested in the County Council, but kept in repair by the Highway Boards under agreement with the County Council—the Board of Trade would probably accept the consent of the County Council as sufficient evidence of the consent of the Road Authority to a Provisional Order under the Tramways Act, 1870. The hon. Member is doubtless aware that the consent of the Local Authority as well as of the Road Authority is required by the Act.