HC Deb 01 March 1967 vol 742 c97W
74. Mr. Fowler

asked the Minister of Transport if she will now introduce legislation providing for the compulsory public acquisition of all toll bridges in private ownership.

Mr. Swingler

No. The necessary legal powers already exist in the Highways Act, 1959, but the general use of these powers would not give the best value we could get for the money it would cost.