§ 71. Mr. RICHARDS
asked the President of the Local Government Board whether his attention has been called to the controversy between the Monmouthshire County Council and the Ebbw Vale Urban District Council respecting the liability to repair the fences at the sides of the county council main roads within the area of the district council; whether, as both authorities disclaim the liability to repair and the lives of the public are seriously endangered, he can decide the matter at issue; and whether, if he is unable to do this, he will inform the inhabitants of the district who are exposed to this danger what steps they can take to secure the immediate repair of these fences?
§ The PRESIDENT of the LOCAL GOVERNMENT BOARD (Mr. Burns)
My attention has been called to this matter, but it is not one which I have any power to decide. Other interests besides those of the local authorities may be involved, and I do not think I ought to advise upon a question which can only be decided in the Courts.