HC Deb 05 May 1937 vol 323 cc1157-8
55. Colonel Ropner

asked the Minister of Transport whether he can now say when his legal advisers will be able to submit an opinion with regard to the necessity or otherwise of legislation before work can be commenced on a toll-free bridge at Selby?

Mr. Hore-Belisha

I have now received this opinion. It will not, I am advised, be necessary to promote legislation, and I shall devote my urgent attention to the matter.

Colonel Ropner

May we expect a decision in the next month or two?

Mr. Hore-Belisha

Yes, I hope very much before then.

Mr. George Griffiths

Have there not been negotiations over the Selby Bridge for 10 years?

Mr. Hore-Belisha

Yes, but I was not in charge then.

Mr. Thorne

Can the right hon. Gentleman give an answer before he leaves?