§ 29. Sir GEORGE PENNY
asked the Minister of Transport whether there is any likelihood of the toll-bridge at Bursledon, Hampshire, being taken over by the local authorities in the near future; and, if not, will he, in the interests of the general public, endeavour to have the charges reduced in view of the steadily increasing traffic using the bridge at present?
§ Mr. PARKINSON
I have been asked to reply. The Southampton County Council are proposing to acquire the Bursledon Toll Bridge with a view to freeing it from tolls and subsequently reconstructing it. The council are now seeking the necessary Parliamentary powers to purchase the bridge.