§ 76. Mr. Albert Roberts
asked the Minister of Transport what Exchequer grants have been made since 1945 for the construction of road bridges over the rivers Tyne, Severn, Mersey, Forth and Humber.
§ Mr. Tom Fraser
An Exchequer grant of £4.65 million, agreed many years ago, has been made towards the cost of the Forth road bridge. The Severn bridge is a Ministry trunk road project and the question of an Exchequer grant does not arise. There are no comparable 189W major road bridges over the other rivers mentioned for which Exchequer grants have been made.