HC Deb 20 June 1961 vol 642 c1144
1. Mr. Steele

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he has yet received the Traffic Census Report on Erskine Bridge; and when he expects to make a statement.

The Joint Under-Secretary of State for Scotland (Mr. R. Brooman-White)

The report prepared jointly by the Dunbarton and Renfrew County Councils is being studied and my right hon. Friend hopes that he will shortly be able to discuss its contents with them and with the Clyde Navigation Trust.

Mr. Steele

Is the hon. Gentleman aware that last summer vehicles were waiting one and a half to two hours before they could cross this ferry and that at the same time the census brought out the fact that almost 3,000 vehicles a day were taking alternative routes? This means further congestion in Glasgow. Will this matter be treated with some urgency?

Mr. Brooman-White

Yes, Sir, we will get on with it as quickly as possible, but I think it right first to discuss it with the local authorities who prepared the report.

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