§ Sir GODFREY BARING
asked the President of the Local Government Board whether his attention has been called to the complaints which have been made to the Devonshire County Council respecting the condition of the North Devon roads, more particularly the roads, Exeter, Crediton to Barnstaple; Exeter, Winkleigh, Torrington to Bideford; South Molton, Bideford to Hartland; and Barnstaple to Ilfracombe and Lynton; whether he is aware that no effective action has been taken in the matter; and whether he will communicate with the county council on the subject, with a view of immediate steps being taken to place those roads in a safe and proper condition?
§ Mr. BURNS
I have been in communication with the county council on the subject, and they have informed me that they propose to undertake extensive works on the main roads throughout the county at an estimated cost of £48,614. The Road Board are making a contribution of £14,000 towards the cost, and have also offered to lend the county council £28,000 free of interest for three years.