§ 84. Mr. Hamilton
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will give an assurance that any increase in the ultimate cost of the Forth road bridge over the currently estimated £14,300,000 will be borne wholly by Her Majesty's Government.
§ Mr. Maclay
As indicated in the statement which I made on the 29th January in reply to a Question by the hon. Member, the local authorities and the Government will contribute £500,000 and £4,650,000, respectively, to the approved cost of the bridge and the balance will be advanced by the Government by way of loans which will be repayable from the proceeds of tolls.