§ MR. FFRENCH (Wexford, S.)
To ask Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, having regard to the fact that Imperial grants are made for the upkeep of main roads in England and Wales to the amount of £250,000, and in Scotland to the amount of £35,000, and to the claim by Ireland to relief in this respect, whether the Government will appoint a Commission to inquire into the cost of roads, with a view to having all main roads kept up by Imperial funds.
(Answered by Mr. Lloyd-George.) As at present advised I am not prepared to recommend the appointment of a Royal Commission with the object in question; but the subject is one to which I shall give careful attention.