asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation why he is unwilling to receive a deputation from several West Sussex local authorities, to be led by the hon. Member for Arundel and Shoreham, who are anxious to lay before him, on behalf of the residents of West Sussex, the necessity of freeing the Old Shoreham Bridge from its present toll imposition.
We are already convinced of the desirability of abolishing these tolls, but we are not willing to postpone urgent road improvements in order to spend money on this. As I have already informed my hon. and gallant Friend, there is really nothing more that could be said to a deputation.