§ Sir W. Darling
asked the Minister of Transport what sums yearly have been allocated by his Department for agreed preliminaries of Forth and Tay road bridges; and what further sum is allocated for 1953–54 period
§ Mr. Lennox-Boyd
No scheme for such a Tay road bridge has been submitted to me and the question of a grant towards preliminary works on it therefore does not arise. Grants totalling £230,400 have been made towards preliminary works on the Forth Road Bridge. Payments have been made as follows: 1946–47, £4,050: 1947–48, £9,450: 1949–50, £22,500: 1950–51, £18,519. From these amounts repayments totalling £10,658 have to be deducted, making net payments up to date £43,861. Payments this year will depend on requisitions by the Joint Board against the grants already made.