HC Deb 02 June 1954 vol 528 cc90-1W
82. Captain Kerby

asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation whether he has yet established what would be the actual cost to his Department of purchasing outright from the British Transport Commission the toll rights at present operative on the Old Shoreham Bridge.

Mr. Molson

No. The figure will depend on the circumstances prevailing when we think that some part of the limited funds available for roads can justifiably be used for this and similar purposes.

87. Mr. Teeling

asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation how many toll bridges remain in Great Britain; if he will give an estimate of their annual revenue; and whether he will give a list of toll briges which were relieved of the toll in recent years, giving the reasons for the relief.

Mr. Molson

According to the records of my Department there are 52 toll bridges in Great Britain. I cannot estimate the annual revenue. The following bridges are recorded in my Department as having been relieved of toll from 1945 onwards. I have no complete information as to the reasons:

Burrow Bridge.

Clifton Hampden Bridge.

Cookham Bridge.

Denton Bridge.

Dornie Bridge.

Iron Bridge.

Jackson's Bridge.

Kerne Bridge.

Littlehampton Bridge.

Newport Transporter Bridge.

Newburn Bridge.

Ovingham Bridge.

Shaldon Bridge.