25. Duchess of ATHOLL
asked the Secretary for Scotland whether his attention has been drawn to draft by-laws drawn up by the County Council of Fife, under which it is proposed that no locomotives within the meaning of the Locomotives Act, 1865, and the Locomotives on Highwarys Act, 1896, shall, without the permission in writing of the road surveyor of the district committee of the County of Fife, be used on or driven along any highways in the said county at any time or any days between the hours of 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. during the months of June, July and August in any year; and whether, seeing that this proposed Regulation will severely handicap the timber industry, which is of great importance to many rural districts, he will withhold his approval of the by-laws until this Regulation has been modified?
§ Mr. GOSLING
I have been asked to reply to this question. By-laws of the nature indicated have been submitted to me for confirmation, and I have also received numerous objections to their confirmation. The matter is at present under consideration, and I will communicate my decision to the Noble Lady in due course.