§ MR. LYULPH STANLEY (Cheshire, Eddisbury)
To ask the President of the Local Government Board whether his attention has been called to the injury to main roads caused by heavy motor traffic; and whether, in view of the fact that in many cases this injury is caused by heavy motors, the owners of which are not ratepayers in the county in which the injury is done, he will consider the advisability of introducing legislation to amend the law of rating, so that the burden of maintaining main roads should be more equitably distributed.
(Answered by Mr. John Burns.) My attention has been called to this matter. It will receive consideration in connection with the subject of local taxation generally, but it would not be practicable to introduce legislation with regard to it at the present time.