§ MR. O'NEILL (Antrim, Mid.)
To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord- 1226 Lieutenant of Ireland if he will lay upon the Table the Report of the Inspector of the Local Government Board on the question of the main roads in the county of Antrim; and if he will take steps to have the veto of the Local Government Board removed by legislation, so far as the question of main roads is concerned.
(Answered by Mr Bryce.) The Report in question was prepared by the confidential information of the Local Government Board, and it would be contrary to practice to lay it upon the Table of the House. The provision to which the hon. Member refers was enacted by Parliament in order to safeguard the interests of the ratepayers of rural districts affected by the decision of county councils, and I am not prepared to introduce legislation for the repeal of that provision.