§ The term "road authority" or "local authority" in this Act shall, as regards main roads vested in a county council, include the county council.
I beg to move to leave out Clause 12.
This Clause was inserted in the Bill by the Standing Committee to make provision that the terms "the road authority" and "local authority" should include the county council. That question arose originally upon Clause 2, which has now been dropped from the Bill, so that this Clause drops with it, there being no necessity for a provision of the kind. The object was simply to give the county council a voice with regard to trolley schemes. The definition of the very phrase "road authority" which is inserted in the Light Railway Orders, under the present practice, does include the county council where the county council is responsible in respect of a part of the road.
§ Lord ROBERT CECIL
Is Clause 2 the only Clause of the Bill where the phrases "road authority" and "local authority" are mentioned?
§ Mr. C. BATHURST
I notice that in Clause 7 the phrase "any local or road 75 authorities" does appear. From what the hon. Gentleman said, it looked rather as if those expressions only occurred in Clause 2 of the Bill.
§ Amendment agreed to.
§ Question, "That the Bill be now read the third time," put, and agreed to.
§ Bill read the third time, and passed.