HC Deb 27 January 1913 vol 47 c999W

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?


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.