HC Deb 22 March 1961 vol 637 c374
17. Mr. Dodds

asked the Minister of Transport if he will make a statement on the progress made, and the decisions taken, in respect to tolls on future motorways.

Mr. Marples

I have now received the report of the group which has been studying this question and I hope to make a statement shortly.

Mr. Dodds

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that there is a great deal of dismay about the possibility that people will have to pay tolls on future motorways? Is he really serious about this business? Does this mean that the M.1 might be free, while tolls will have to be paid on other motorways? Or are all roads to have tolls in future? How can that be done without holding up progress in a modern age?

Mr. Marples

Perhaps the hon. Member will await the statement. I can assure him that in my Ministry we are serious about all the matters that we tackle.