HC Deb 14 February 1934 vol 285 cc1912-3
23. Lieut.-Colonel HENEAGE

asked the Minister of Transport if he is aware that the decision of the Ministry to transfer certain roads from the Urban District Council of Scunthorpe to the Lindsey County Council has resulted in putting a burden on other urban districts which are more heavily rated than Scunthorpe; if he will indicate what his policy is as regards the transfer of roads from urban districts to the county council; and if he will take into account in future applications the incidence of rates in county areas?


The main consideration is that laid down in Section 37 of the Local Government Act, 1929, itself, which is that the road is a road situate in a part of the urban district which is of a rural character. In reaching a decision on these applications, as was the case in respect of the application from the Scunthorpe and Frodingham Urban District Council, I have regard to all the circumstances, including any evidence that may he adduced to the effect that the area in question is likely to become urban in character, and on the financial result of granting the application.

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