§ Sir ARCHIBALD WILLIAMSON
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether the Road Board has power to grant money for extra maintenance of roads caused by motor traffic; and, if not, will he take the circumstances of the northern counties of Scotland into account when framing the next Budget?
§ Mr. LLOYD GEORGE
As regards existing roads the Road Board may make advances towards the cost of improvements, but Section 8, Sub-section (5), of the Development and Road Improvement Funds Act, 1909, does not admit of their making advances to the cost of "ordinary repairs essential to placing a road in a proper state of repair." I am unable to make any statement as regards the second part of the question.