Roads (Policy)

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 4th April 1978.

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Photo of Mr John Ellis Mr John Ellis , Brigg and Scunthorpe 12:00 am, 4th April 1978

Is there anything in the White Paper that deals with a policy on toll bridges? Is my right hon. Friend aware that although some of us are opposed to toll bridges we appreciate that there is a problem with the Humber Bridge for example? We appreciate that bridges have to be financed by tolls but there is a possibility that they will not be used if the level of toll is too high. Is he aware that there is a likelihood of a continuing financial crisis for the Humber Bridge because the revenue is not sufficient to meet the cost of servicing, the capital and keeping it in repair? If there is nothing in the White Paper on this subject, will my right hon. Friend take this problem on board?