§ Major Owen
asked the Minister of Transport (1) when it is proposed to abolish the Menai suspension bridge tolls;
(2) how long a period of time it will take to carry out the work of reconstructing the Menai suspension bridge;
(3) when it is proposed to start the work of reconstructing Menai suspension bridge; and what provision is to be made during the period of reconstruction for dealing with the heavy traffic which constantly uses this bridge?
§ Mr. Burgin
I hope that reconstruction of the Menai bridge will begin towards the end of April of this year, and be completed in about two and a-half years time. No serious inconvenience should be 2113W caused to traffic wishing to use the bridge during reconstruction. I cannot at present consider abolishing the bridge tolls.