§ Mr. Whitaker
asked the Minister of Transport if she will publish in the OFFICIAL REPORT a list of the remaining tolls in private ownership, together with their annual turnover; what would be the cost of taking them into public ownership; and if she will take steps to do so.
§ Mr. Swingler
A list of the private tolls on public highways, as known to the Department, is given below.
I have no authoritative information about the annual turnover of these tolls, nor of the cost of taking them into public 51W ownership. My right hon. Friend has no proposals to acquire the two on trunk roads since our policy is to by-pass them.
PRIVATE TOLL RIGHTS ON HIGHWAYS IN ENGLAND A. BRIDGES Description Location Route Number ON TRUNK ROADS Dunham Bridge Lindsey, Lincolnshire A.57 Selby Bridge Yorkshire, between East and West Ridings A.19 ON CLASS I ROADS Shard Bridge Lancashire A.588 Swinford Bridge Berkshire A.4141 Whitney Bridge Herefordshire A.438 ON CLASS II ROADS Clifton Suspension Bridge Bristol B.3129 Rixton and Warburton Bridge Cheshire B.5159 Whitchurch Bridge Berkshire/Oxfordshire B.471 ON CLASS III ROADS Aldwark Bridge North Riding of Yorkshire Batheaston Bridge Somerset Cartford Bridge Lancashire Eling Bridge Southampton ON UNCLASSIFIED ROADS Saltburn Bridge North Riding of Yorkshire Wilford Bridge Nottinghamshire B. OTHERS Cambershaw Farm Road, Simister Lancashire Unclassified College Road, Dulwich London Unclassified Hobby Drive, Clovelly Devon Unclassified Kingsland Toll Road and Bridge, Shrewsbury Shropshire Unclassified Porlock Toll Road Somerset Unclassified Porlock Weir-Ashley Coombe Road, Porlock Somerset Unclassified Salterns Road, Seaview Isle of Wight Unclassified Studland Bay Dorset Unclassified