House of Commons Papers Volume 1851

House of Commons Papers Volume 1851 : V.48

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1851 edition. Excerpt: ...gates being about six miles apart, and two of the gates, at Biggleswade and Tempsford, clear each other There are three weighing machines on the road. The full rate of toll granted by the Local Act is not levied. The Act allows Is. per horse drawing any description of carriage; the reduced tolls taken are 4 c/. per horse drawing any coach, chaise, &c.; 2d., 2&c/., and 3d. per horse drawing any cart or waggon, according to the width of wheels; and Id. per horse not drawing is taken in lieu of 3d. The tolls upon cattle and sheep are half the amounts named in the Act. The annexed cash statement shows that of late years the toll income has been reduced from an average of 2,500/. per annum to less than 1,000/. The expense of repairing the road has also been reduced from 1,900/. to about 700/., but in the amount paid for salaries a corresponding reduction has not taken place. The parishes appear to have been relieved to the extent of 640/. per annum by the abolition of statute labour. The opening of the Great Northern Railway, which runs nearly parallel with the principal roads of this Trust, will probably occasion a further reduction in the toll income, and render it expedient to re-arrange the position of the toll-gates, in order to produce a sufficient revenue for the repair of the roads, and to pay the expenses of management. The Trustees having expressed a desire that the Local Act might be allowed to continue without incurring the expense of a separate renewal, being willing to make any arrangements for the future management of the Trust which the Secretary of State might deem satisfactory and for the public benefit, communications were made by direction of Sir George Grey on the subject of reduction of salaries and the expenses more

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