HC Deb 13 February 1929 vol 225 cc448-9

I beg to move, in page 28, line 12, to leave out, the words "or added to an urban district."

This Amendment relates to Sub-section (6), which provides that where a rural district is constituted an urban district the Order may provide that any unclassified roads within that area, which formerly would have been looked after by the urban district, may be looked after by the county council, contributions being made by the urban district to the county council. The Clause also contains a provision which brings in those cases where a rural district or portion of a rural district is added to an existing urban district, which has already got its own highway authority and also maintains its own unclassified roads. I think it is extremely unlikely that any urban district, which already has its own highway authority for unclassified roads, would require a county council to maintain the unclassified roads in the area added to it. If any necessity does arise for an arrangement of that description, it can be equally well carried out under the provisions of Clause 33, and I hope, therefore, my Amendment will he accepted by the right hon. Gentleman.


I beg to second the Amendment.

Colonel ASHLEY

I think this is a reasonable Amendment, and I accept it.

Amendment agreed to.


Before we part with Clause 30, there is one small point to which I would like to draw my right hon. Friend's attention.


I am afraid the hon. Member cannot do it unless he has an Amendment down.