HC Deb 18 July 1938 vol 338 c1805
68. Mr. Roland Robinson

asked the Minister of Transport whether his attention has been called to the efforts to free from toll Shard bridge, in the Fylde district of Lancashire; and whether he will give his support to this proposal?

Captain Hudson

I understand that the Lancashire County Council, as the responsible highway authority, are considering possible developments in this area on the lines of the town planning scheme, which includes a proposal for a new bridge on a new site. They propose to explore this aspect of the matter before taking any steps about the toll bridge. My right hon. Friend will, of course, be prepared to consider any proposal submitted to him by the county council.

Mr. Robinson

Is my hon. and gallant Friend aware that this scheme, which appears to have the support of all the local people and all the local authorities, is being held up by the Lancashire County Council; and will he bring some pressure to bear on that body?

Mr. E. J. Williams

Is it a Tory county council?

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