HC Deb 18 November 1931 vol 259 c850W

asked the Minister of Transport what is the estimated total cost upon public funds involved in the proposals of the Humber Bridge Bill now before Parliament; and will he reconsider the expenditure proposed under this scheme?


The proposed Humber Bridge scheme was estimated to cost £1,750,000, of which 75 per cent. (namely, £1,300,000 approximately) was to be contributed from the Road Fund. I understand that the promoters themselves recognise that postponement of the work is inevitable, and in view of the altered circumstances I must hold myself free to reconsider the question of grant from the Road Fund in the event of the project being carried out at some future date or of any further expenditure being incurred upon it.