§ 61. Mr. FREEMAN
asked the Minister of Transport the number of private tolls on main roads and all other roads in the country; and what action, if any, he proposes to take towards their abolition?
§ Mr. HERBERT MORRISON
The latest particulars regarding toll roads and bridges are given in paragraphs 59–61 of the Annual Report on the Administration of the Road Fund for the year 1927–28, where the number of toll roads is given as 55 and the number of toll bridges as 88. Local authorities can look for assistance from the Road Fund towards the expenditure they propose to incur on approved schemes for freeing or superseding toll roads and bridges, and several negotiations of this character are now in progress.