HC Deb 17 April 1896 vol 39 c1233

Considered in Committee and reported without Amendment.

On the Question that the Bill be read a Third time,


asked the hon. Gentleman in charge of the Bill for a little light upon the subject with which it dealt.


said, he explained the Bill when it was read a Second time. It was simply to remedy a difficulty that had arisen owing to a decision in the High Court which obliged the Local Government Board to appoint an outside arbitrator in the settling of questions of main roads, the practice having been to have an Inquiry by an Inspector of the Board. Some of the settlements made in the old way were questionable in view of the legal decisions, and the Bill also legalised these.

Bill read the Third time, and passed.