HC Deb 10 March 1925 vol 181 cc1153-4W

asked the Minister of Transport whether he is prepared to make advances to county councils and other highway authorities towards the cost of the erection and maintenance of cottages reserved for the use of roadmen engaged by the said authorities for the maintenance and improvement of highways?

Colonel ASHLEY

Much as I sympathise with the desire of local authorities to provide for the housing of roadmen, I am advised that expenditure so incurred would not fall within the purposes to which grants can be made from the Road Fund.