HC Deb 05 July 1934 vol 291 cc2059-60
53. Mr. H. STEWART

asked the Minister of Transport what has been the average number of vehicles carried per day and per week by the Firth of Forth ferries at Queensferry since the new ser- vice began; and what was the latest ascertained total of vehicles crossing the Forth by the Stirling road bridge?

Captain AUSTIN HUDSON (Lord of the Treasury)

I have been asked to reply. My hon. Friend has no particulars as yet of the volume of traffic carried by the ferries. At the point nearest to the Stirling road bridge at which figures were taken in the traffic census of August, 1931, the daily average number of motor vehicles was 5,531, and of horse-drawn vehicles, 71.


May we take it that there are no figures for this service for later than three years ago?

Captain HUDSON

That is so. It is a new ferry service, and I understand my hon. Friend has not yet got the figures.