§ Mr. STANIER
asked whether, in making their grants for road improvements, the Development Commissioners have made it a condition that the county receiving that grant should make a contribution from its own funds; and, if so, what authority the Commissioners have for doing this?
§ Mr. HOBHOUSE
I assume the hon. Member refers to the Road Board. The applications for grants towards works of road improvements are greatly in excess of the funds at the Board's disposal, and the assistance which the Board are able to give takes the form of a contribution towards the cost of such improvements. This is within the statutory functions of the Board.