§ Mr. WIGNALL
asked the Minister of Transport what is the attitude of the Government towards the proposed Severn road and rail bridge, near Chepstow; and is there any prospect of co-operation with the Great Western Railway in order to proceed with this very important scheme?
§ Colonel ASHLEY
A proposal considered last year by the Great Western Railway for the construction of a new Severn bridge appeared to present considerable advantages, and my Department entered into discussion with the company as to the possibility of comprising road facilities in their project. The railway company did not, however, promote their Bill, and for the moment I do not see any immediate prospect of further progress.