That means that the Ministry has kept very strictly to the pledge given by my right hon. Friend the present Secretary of State for the Colonies. Could my right hon. Friend give an assurance that he is really well aware of the inconvenience caused by the existence of a toll bridge between Selby and Barlby?
Is not the original answer of the Joint Parliamentary Secretary shocking? Can he tell us what is the policy of the Government in regard to toll bridges, which are a complete anachronism today? No service is provided by most of them, many are kept in a poor state of repair, and the sooner they are purchased and eliminated the better.
I understood it was the Government's policy to encourage private enterprise to build bridges and to charge tolls. Could my hon. Friend clear up this misunderstanding?