§ 53. Sir G. FOX
asked the Minister of Transport whether has has considered representations from the residents of Pangbourne and Whitchurch with regard to removing the toll-bridge at Whit-church; what is the present number of toll-bridges on the Thames; and the total number in the country?
§ Mr. H0RE-BELISHA
No recent representations have been made to me with regard to the freeing of Whitchurch Bridge from tolls. There are five toll-bridges over the Thames and a total of 77 toll-bridges on roads in Great Britain. I am prepared to consider applications by the responsible highway authorities for grants towards the elimination of tollbridges.
§ Mr. THORNE
Does the right hon. Gentleman think it is possible to free these tolls all the time the Chancellor is nibbling at his Road Fund?