§ MR. SUMMERBELL
I beg to ask the Prime Minister if representations have been made to him by the North Eastern Agricultural Federation to the effect that the Government should make the cost of the maintenance of all main and county roads a national charge, make a grant in aid of district roads, and take steps so to regulate motor traffic that the general public may use the roads with safety; and, if so, can he state what action, if any, the Government intend to take in regard to the several matters named.
§ MR. ASQUITH
I have received numerous resolutions on this matter. The Government are fully alive as to its importance, but I am not, at the moment, in a position to state what action may eventually be decided upon.