HC Deb 15 November 1934 vol 293 c2132
31. Mr. NORTH

asked the Minister of Transport whether any schemes for the elimination of toll bridges have been approved by him during the past three months; and whether he is satisfied with the progress being made in this respect?

The MINISTER of TRANSPORT (Mr. Hore-Belisha)

Since 1st August last two schemes for the elimination of privately owned toll bridges have been submitted to me. In both cases I have informed the highway authority concerned that should their negotiations for the purchase of the bridge prove successful I will look favourably on an application for grant. There still remain 37 toll bridges on classified roads and I shall not be satisfied until they are all freed of tolls.