HC Deb 18 December 1912 vol 45 cc1505-6

asked the Secretary to the Treasury whether he is aware that the executive council of the County Councils Association have unanimously approved of the proposals that a road authority should be constituted to decide what ought to be the main roads of each county; that when this has been settled the same body should decide which of those main roads ought to be trunk roads; that the State should contribute towards the cost of the main roads the actual half of the cost of maintenance as promised in 1888; that for the maintenance of the trunk roads special additional Grants should be made subject to inspection by the central authority; that these proposals have been endorsed by the majority of Members of this House who are also members of local authorities; and whether such proposals will receive the sanction of the Road Board and the Treasury?


This subject affects the relations between Local and Imperial Taxation, and must await the Report of the Committee appointed to consider the question.