HC Deb 22 January 1913 vol 47 c430W

asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland whether the Local Government Board will draw the attention of the corporation of Sligo to the condition of the roads in the borough, which causes cyclists and motorists to avoid an otherwise attractive town to the injury of the hotels and other businesses, and has already led to accidents to horses from the deep holes in the roads; have the roads been inspected by any of the Local Government Board inspectors, and have they reported to the Board; and, if not, will he suggest inspection at an early date?


The maintenance of the roads in the borough is a matter for the corporation, and the Local Government Board have no jurisdiction to intervene except on the complaint of the county council under Section 82 (2) of the Local Government (Ireland) Act, 1898. No inspections have been ordered by the Board, but they now propose to communicate with the corporation conveying for their information the statements made by the hon. Member.