§ 66. Mr. G. M. Thomson
asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation the estimated annual traffic through the Mersey Tunnel upon which approval of his Department for its construction was granted; and the annual traffic through the Mersey Tunnel today.
§ Mr. Molson
Before the tunnel was opened traffic through it was estimated to be of the order of 1,300,000 vehicles annually. In the last complete year ended 31st March, 1953, 7,998,464 vehicles, including pedal cycles, used the tunnel.