§ Sir C. Osborne
asked the Minister of Transport why she is considering spending £13 million on a Humber bridge, details and specifications of which are not in her possession.
§ Mr. Swingler
General consideration of a project must often precede detailed design. We are kept informed of the reports made by the consultants to the Humber Bridge Board, and of work done in preparation for a Humber Bridge. A detailed specification will be prepared at the appropriate time by the Humber Bridge Board, which is empowered by the Humber Bridge Act, 1959, to build the bridge and raise the necessary funds.