25. Mr. T. MORRIS
asked the Minister of Transport if he will state the toll bridges which exist in Wales, apart from the Menai and Conway bridges; and whether he has considered the desirability of recommending to the local authorities concerned the purchase of such toll bridges in the public interest?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the MINISTRY of TRANSPORT (Lieut.-Colonel Headlam)
My information is that, apart from the Menai and Conway bridges, there are on public roads in Wales seven bridges on which tolls are regularly charged, of which only one is on a classified road. There is also one bridge on a classified road on which tolls are charged on one day in each year. From time to time my hon. Friend has reminded highway authorities of their powers under the Road Traffic Act, 1930, to take over toll roads and bridges, and of his willingness to consider applications which may be made for assistance towards expenditure thus incurred.
§ Mr. MACQUISTEN
Are there any bridges where a toll of 10s. is charged for crossing, as in Argyllshire?