Excerpt from Local Taxation on the Abolition of Turnpike Tolls, and Road Management Generally
The introduction in each successive Session of Parliament of some scheme having for its object the Abolition of Turnpike Tolls, and the measure of sup port which it receives, seem to indicate a growing desire to improve upon the present system; whilst, on the other hand, the opposition which the principle of each Bill has evoked, leads to the conclusion that no proposal which has yet been brought forward can be accepted as a satisfactory and permanent settlement of the question; but whilst from one Session to the next Legislation has been postponed for want of some fair and comprehensive scheme, it has unfortunately not suspended the retrograde movement which to some extent in past years has been, and perhaps to. A still larger extent in the present day will be, the result of the anomalous Continuance Act; so widely is it now proposed to make use of this Act, (the very name of which is calculated to disarm suspicion of its.
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