HC Deb 07 February 1934 vol 285 cc1128-9
39. Major CARVER

asked the Minister of Transport if any further developments have occurred with regard to the freeing of Selby Toll Bridge; and if he is prepared to make a substantial grant towards this object or towards any other scheme which would give a free bridge at this point between the West and East Ridings?


I understand that a meeting of the Joint Bridges Committee of the West and East Riding County Councils was recently held to consider what action can best be taken with regard to the suggested new bridge at Selby, but I am not in a position to consider any question of grant until definite proposals are submitted by the highway authorities concerned.


Is the Minister aware that this sort of thing must have been going on for at least 25 years, and that they have not done anything yet? Will the Minister use his good offices to bring these people together and try to effect a compromise between the conflicting interests?


I have used my good offices, and I have brought them together.