HC Deb 28 April 1927 vol 205 cc1022-3W

asked the Minister of Transport whether he is aware that the bridge over the River Ouse at Selby, between the West and East Ridings, and the bridges over the River Derwent at Bubwith and Loftsome, both in the East Riding, are the three last toll-paying bridges in Yorkshire, and are a serious burden, both on local farmers and others, including thousands of West Riding people desirous of constantly going to Filey, Bridlington, Hornsea, and Withernsea, on the east coast, for health reasons; whether he will ascertain the amount of the tolls for the years 1900, 1910, 1920, and 1926; and whether he will allot money out of the Road Fund for freeing these bridges?

Colonel ASHLEY

I am aware of the facts set forth by my hon. and gallant Friend and am prepared to consider any application which may be formulated by the responsible local authorities for assistance from the Road Fund for the freeing of the bridges in question. It is not in my power to call for returns of the tolls collected at various periods.