§ Captain Kerby
asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation the total receipts from the toll imposition on the Old Shoreham Toll Bridge during 1957, 1956 and 1955; and if he will now discuss with the British Transport Commission the possibility of removing the toll and leaving over the financial settlement until his Department is in a position to 95W make the actual compensation payment, with interest thereon, from the date of freeing the bridge.
§ Mr. Watkinson
The gross amounts received by the British Transport Commission from tolls on the Old Shoreham Toll Bridge in 1957, 1956 and 1955 were £13,508, £13,474 and £13,203 respectively.
The answer to the second part of the Question is in the negative. I am, however, negotiating with the British Transport Commission with a view to acquiring and extinguishing the toll rights when I can carry out a scheme for replacing the bridge.