HC Deb 22 March 1910 vol 15 cc1024-5W
Colonel RAWSON

asked the President of the Local Government Board whether his attention has been called to the repeated applications and complaints which have been made by the rural district council of Godstone and the rural parish of Tatsfield, both in the county of Surrey, in respect of certain of the principal roads in the said parish of Tatsfield, and asking for powers to order compulsory making up of the roads on the ground that they are dangerous to vehicular traffic, impassable at certain seasons of the year for passenger traffic, and a source of nuisance and danger to the public health, and that all such applications have been refused by the Local Government Board; and whether he will say under what Act or section of what Act the rural district council ought to apply, or what steps they can take to get the roads repaired?


My attention has been drawn to these applications and complaints, and I am aware that the powers of Section 19 of the Public Health Acts Amendment Act, 1907, have been refused, the provisions of that section not being generally applicable to the circumstances of a rural district. I have already drawn the attention of the rural district council of Godstone to the provisions of Section 94 of the Highway Act, 1835, and to Section 25 of the Local Government Act, 1894, but I am not aware that the council have taken any action under those powers.