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Severn Bridge

Volume 928: debated on Thursday 17 March 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Transport if he will arrange for the suspension of the Severn Bridge tolls while the bridge is partially closed to compensate users for the delays.

I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave the hon. Member for Cardiff, north (Mr. Grist) on 11th March.—[Vol. 927, c. 710.]—Even at a reduced standard of service, the bridge still offers considerable advantage to users compared with alternative routes.

asked the Secretary of State for Transport whether the designers, taxpayers or users will pay for the work now required to remedy design errors in the Severn Bridge.

The cost will be met out of toll revenue in accordance with Section 4 of and Schedule 2 to the Severn Bridge Tolls Act 1965.