HC Deb 09 September 1909 vol 10 cc1469-70

asked the President of the Local Government Board whether his attention has been called to the refusal of the Devon County Council to erect warning signs, under the provisions of the Motor Car Act, 1903, unless the sum of £50 was contributed towards the cost thereof by private persons or organisatiobns; and whether, in view of the action of the county council in refusing to carry out their statutory duties as enacted in Clause 10 (2) of the Motor Car Act, he proposes to take any action in the matter?


I have had some correspondence with the Devon and Cornwall Automobile Club and the Devon County Council on this subject. I learn that, after a conference between a sub-committee of the council and some members of the club, the council came to the conclusion that they would only be justified in incurring expense in erecting notices if a part of the cost were provided from sources other than local funds. I have no power to compel the county council to' erect these notices.