HC Deb 03 November 1937 vol 328 cc932-3W
Mr. Watson

asked the Minister of Transport whether he is aware that the charge for ambulance wagons crossing the Queensferry Ferry is at the rate of the highest horse-power private motor cars; and whether, as none of the local ambulances exceed 20 horse power, he will use his influence to secure a reduction in the charge?

Mr. Burgin

This ferry is owned by the London and North Eastern Railway Company who inform me that the tolls for ambulances were reduced in January, 1935, from 7s. 6d. for a single journey and 15s. for a return journey to 6s. 6d. and 11s. respectively, and that they consider these charges to be equitable in relation to those for other types of vehicles.