HC Deb 24 March 1925 vol 182 cc284-5W

asked the Minister of Transport whether any representations have been made to him by local authorities regarding the increased burden of rates occasioned by the increase in the cost of maintaining district roads in efficient condition to meet the continuous accumulation of motor traffic; and, seeing that in the circulars of June, 1923, it was indicated that the grants made in that year would be continued, will he Say whether they are being continued, and, if not, will he consider the matter with a view to meet the extra cost incurred in road upkeep?

Colonel ASHLEY

The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. With regard to the second part, I would refer the hon. Member to the answer which I gave on the 3rd March to the hon. and gallant Member for the Newbury Division (Brigadier-General C. Brown), of which I am sending him a Copy.