HC Deb 25 April 1934 vol 288 c1701
20. Mr. GUY

asked the Minister of Transport if he will now consider the completion of the survey for a road bridge across the River Forth at Rosyth, which was suspended in 1931?

The MINISTER of TRANSPORT (Mr. Oliver Stanley)

In present circumstances the answer is in the negative.


Does the Minister realise that there is a strong body of opinion in favour of this bridge; and does he also realise that a proper decision cannot be arrived at with regard to the practicability and cost of the scheme until this survey is completed?


My hon. Friend is no doubt aware that there is now in process of construction a bridge at Kincardine, and a very considerable improvement has been made in the ferry service. Until we see the results of these two improvements it would be clearly wrong to proceed with this survey.


Does the Minister realise that the Kincardine bridge is no good to Edinburgh?