HC Deb 28 July 1936 vol 315 c1338W

asked the Minister of Health whether his attention has been directed to the indiscriminate apportionment by local authorities according to frontage of the cost of construction of roads flanking premises of property owners whether deriving advantage or the reverse therefrom, such practice being likewise affirmed, regardless of the merits, by justices to whom an appeal under the Private Street Works Act, 1892, rests; and whether he proposes to take any and what steps to abate the injustice occasioned?


My right hon. Friend hopes as soon as practicable to introduce a Bill to amend the law of private streets. The particular matter to which my hon. Friend refers will be borne in mind in the preparation of the Bill.