§ Mr. William Hamilton
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether, in the interest of the comprehensive development of the east of Scotland, he will make a statement on his policy of tolls on bridges, with particular reference to those over the Forth and Tay.
§ Mr. Ross
The Government's stated policy is that tolls should be charged on expensive new river crossings, such as the Severn Bridge, Tyne Tunnel, Forth and Tay Bridges, planned to provide exceptional savings in cost and time to a clearly defined category of road users. In relation to the Forth and Tay Bridges, as I have already explained, I will keep under review the effect of tolls on the economic development of Fife.