HC Deb 10 May 1968 vol 764 cc157-8W
Mr. Marten

asked the Minister of Transport what was the last occasion on which the County Councils of Oxfordshire and Berkshire, or either of them,

Total of all foreign workers admitted to the United Kingdom Total of all Spanish workers admitted to the United Kingdom Proportion of B to A Per cent. Dependants of Spanish workers admitted
1963 39,663 6,844 17.3 189
1964 42,584 7,794 18.3 211
1965 48,874 7,786 15.9 286
1966 48,637 6,947 14.3 381
1967 45,867 5,995 13.1 295

sought a grant for acquiring Eynsham Toll Bridge.

Mr. Bob Brown

The last inquiry on the subject was from Berkshire County Council in October, 1963. It was then explained that available funds had to be concentrated on road works unless in a particular case the redemption of a toll was essential for improving safety or relieving congestion. No further approach by either council has since been made. As the road concerned is not now a principal road, the cost of redeeming the toll would no longer be eligible, under the new grant system, for specific grant.