HC Deb 11 March 1936 vol 309 cc2122-3
41. Captain MACDONALD

asked the Minister of Transport how many toll bridges and level crossings in Great Britain were eliminated during 1935; and how many it is anticipated will be eliminated by 1936?


In 1935 two toll bridges were freed. During that year I made grants towards schemes which will eliminate or avoid four level crossings. I have already made one grant this year for the elimination of another level crossing scheme. Further proposals for eliminating level crossings and freeing toll bridges are now before the responsible highway authorities, but I am unable at present to say in how many cases the necessary arrangements will be completed during 1936.


Can the right hon. Gentleman say how many toll bridges he is considering at the present time?


There are about 75 of them altogether. I am not sure how many are actually before us.


Is the right hon. Gentleman considering the Selby toll bridge?