§ 49. Mr. L. SMITH
asked the Minister of Transport whether, in view of the fact that the receipts for tolls at the new Mersey Tunnel have greatly exceeded expectations, he is now in a position to give more favourable consideration to the scheme for the new modern bridge over the Humber, which would similarly be paid for in part out of the taking of tolls?
§ Mr. HORE-BELISHA
The responsible local authorities have so far not succeeded in obtaining Parliamentary powers to construct a bridge over the Humber; and it is for them to consider in the first instance whether they would wish to make new proposals based in part on the collection of tolls.