HC Deb 03 February 1930 vol 234 cc1512-3W

asked the Minister of Transport whether his Department is prepared to give a general approval to the principle of county councils incorporating in their schemes of repair and maintenance of classified roads a proportion of the able-bodied who are now a charge to the local rates, and who may become a burden to the county councils as the new administrators of poor relief?


The recuirment of labour for the ordinary repair and maintenance of classified roads is within the discretion of the responsible highway authority, and I do not feel called upon to express any general opinion on the matter.