HC Deb 08 March 1933 vol 275 cc1178-9W

asked the Minister of Transport if he can make any statement with regard to the progress of the negotiations for the purchase and freeing of the toll bridge at Selby on the main road from Leeds to Hull?


I have no official knowledge of any negotiations between the highway authorities concerned and the bridge owners for the purchase and freeing of the Selby Toll Bridge, but I understand that a committee, representing local interests, are investigating the possibilities of the purchase without a grant from the Road Fund, seeing that the highway authorities have been informed of my inability to offer financial assistance towards the acquisition of the bridge.