COLONEL MELLOR (Lancashire, Radcliffe)
I beg to ask the President of the Local Government Board whether He is aware that there still exists on au important thoroughfare in London a turn- 808 pike where toll is claimed and paid at Dulwich; whether inquiry could be made to discover whether this gate has any legal right to exist; and, whether, in such an event, it would be desirable to take stops for its abolition?
§ THE PRESIDENT OF THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT BOARD (Mr. HENRY CHAPLIN,) Lincolnshire, Sleaford
I am informed that the gate referred to is the property of the Dulwich College Estate, and that College Road, in which it is fixed, is a private road belonging to and repairable by the estate. I understand that the Vestry of Camberwell, as the highway authority, asked the London County Council last year to include this gate in a Parliamentary Bill for removal. It is not a matter in which the Local Government Board have any jurisdiction or authority to intervene.