HC Deb 04 March 1929 vol 226 c31

asked the Minister of Transport whether he has any information as to the number of toll-gates at present existing across public roads; and whether, having regard to the cost of the tolls to road users, he contemplates making use of the revenue of the Road Fund for the purpose of securing their abolition?

Colonel ASHLEY

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, as in the past, 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. I am glad to say that in several cases negotiations of this character are in progress.