HC Deb 24 January 2002 vol 378 c1044W
Mr. Edwards

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions what sterling to euro exchange rate applies on tolls at the(a) Severn bridges, (b) Dartford crossing, (c) Humber crossing, (d) Mersey tunnels, (e) Tamar bridge and (f) Tyne tunnels. [29910]

Mr. Jamieson

There are currently no legal requirements for any of the mentioned undertakings to accept any currency other than sterling. Therefore, exchange rates are not fixed and are subject to change at the operators' discretion.

Where they do accept payment in euros, each of the undertakings has a different method for working out the toll charged. Our calculation of the equivalent charges is:

Euro to £1
(a) Severn bridges 1.67
(b) Dartford crossings 1.85
(c) Humber bridge 1.88
(d) Mersey tunnels 1
(e) Tamar bridge 1.6
(f) Tyne tunnel 1.67
1 Euros currently not accepted.