HC Deb 20 January 1965 vol 705 cc69-70W
Mr. William Hamilton

asked the Minister of Transport if he will publish in the OFFICIAL REPORT the names and owners of all the toll bridges in Great Britain, the income from which is exempt from all forms of taxation by ancient statute; and what he intends to do to modernise this element in the transport system.

Mr. Tom Fraser

The following are the names and owners of the toll bridges in England which I know to be tax-free. Apart from Selby, which is the subject of another question, responsibility for them lies with the county councils concerned.

Bridges Owners
Trunk Road
A.19 Selby Toll Bridge, East and West Ridings Selby Bridge Company
Classified Road
Aldwark Bridge, Yorks. Class III road Mr. H. V. Evans
Mr. H. D. Swales
Swinford Bridge, Berks. A.4141 Elizabeth, Countess of Abingdon
Whitchurch Bridge, Berks./Oxon. B.471 Whitchurch Toll Bridge Company
Whitney Bridge, Herefordshire A.438 Whitney Bridge Trust