HC Deb 24 October 1935 vol 305 cc300-1
52. Captain GUNSTON

asked the Minister of Transport whether he is in a position to make any statement in connection with the proposals which have been put forward for a bridge over the Severn?

Captain HUDSON

My right hon. Friend has informed the Gloucestershire County Council that, subject to approval by Parliament of the proposals for a road bridge over the Severn at English Stones, and to satisfactory contributions being received from the authorities who can properly be held to benefit by its construction, he is prepared to make a grant of 75 per cent. from the Road Fund towards the cost, not exceeding £2,480,000 of an approved scheme. The project is one which has been recommended for favourable consideration by the Commissioner for the Special Areas.


While thanking my hon. and gallant Friend for his most satisfactory answer, I presume that by legislation he means private Bill, so that the navigation interests will be able to have their case represented?

Captain HUDSON

That is so.

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