HC Deb 13 November 1957 vol 577 c939
29. Mr. Hayman

asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation whether he will make a statement on the increasing congestion of traffic at Torpoint Ferry.

Mr. Nugent

The Cornwall County Council, which is responsible for this ferry, has informed me that it plans to replace two of the floating bridges and increase the carrying capacity by about 40 per cent.

Mr. Hayman

Will the Joint Parliamentary Secretary see that there is no hold-up in his Ministry in the provision of these two new bridges, as the position at the ferry is chaotic and has been estimated to cost commercial road traffic at least £200,000 a year?

Mr. Nugent

I know that the hold-up at the ferry is considerable. At the moment we are making a technical examination of the proposals and we will certainly expedite that to the best of our ability.

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