HC Deb 20 December 1967 vol 756 c405W
92. Mr. Ednyfed Hudson Davies

asked the Minister of Transport if, in view of the fact that the rate at which the motorway network is constructed is determined by the availability of resources, she will take steps to reduce costs by introducing a toll system similar to that used by the Italians on their autostrada, details of which are in her possession.

Mr. Carmichael:

The real resources available for constructing motorways in this county could not be increased by adopting the methods by which they are financed in Italy. On the contrary, tolls on new lengths of motorway would increase their costs while reducing the use likely to be made of them.