§ GENERAL GOLDSWORTHY (Hammersmith)
I beg to ask the President of the Local Government Board whether it is the duty of County Councils and of the Highway Boards under them to repair foot-paths and foot-bridges, and to provide accommodation for foot passengers when necessary?
§ THE PRESIDENT OF THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT BOARD (Mr. RITCHIE,) Tower Hamlets, St. George's
There appears to be no general obligation on Highway Boards to make separate provision for the passage of foot passengers; but existing foot-paths by the sides of highways are in general to be maintained by the authority which maintains the carriage roads, and in some cases where a foot-path, not by the side of a highway, has, in fact, always been repaired by the Highway Authority, the maintenance of it by the authority would appear to be obligatory. As regards County Councils, their duties would be limited to foot-paths by the side of main roads, and to such foot-bridges as are county bridges.