§ 31. Mr. MALLABY-DEELEY
asked the President of the Local Government Board whether, for the information of local authorities and sectional committees constituted at the recent conferences who will have under consideration the question of the proposed new arterial roads in relation to town-planning schemes, ho is in a position to make a definite statement as to the proportion of the cost of such roads which the Government will be prepared to bear?
§ The PRESIDENT of the LOCAL GOVERNMENTBOARD (Mr. Herbert Samuel)
One of the main objects of the conferences referred to has been to ascertain how far what is necessary in the direction of additional or improved through roads could be secured by means of town-planning schemes. So far as this can be done, any large immediate expenditure may be avoided, and I am very hopeful that this will be found possible. With respect to Grants in aid of maintenance, I cannot anticipate any statement which the Chancellor of the Exchequer may have to make in introducing the Budget.