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Tolls

Volume 959: debated on Wednesday 29 November 1978

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asked the Secretary of State for Transport what is the total amount of revenue collected through tolls; what is the cost of collection; and if he will publish a table showing the amount collected in respect of each bridge or other toll facility.

Tolls in Scotland and Wales are the responsibility of my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Scotland and my right hon. and learned Friend the Secretary of State for Wales. We do not have comprehensive information about tolls in England. The figures available for the major publicly owned crossings are are follows:route of the new trunk road in a draft order under the Highways Acts before the end of the year. Arrangments will then be made for detailed plans to be displayed at local exhibitions in the areas affected by the proposals.

asked the Secretary of State for Transport if he will confirm that the proposed inquiry into the Airedale trunk road will be held under current rules which will provide additional facilities for objectors and that the inspector will be chosen by the Lord Chancellor.

It is too early to say what arrangements will be made for a public inquiry into objections to draft orders which have not yet been published, but my right hon. Friends the Secretaries of State for Transport and for the Environment have every intention of following the arrangements set out in the report on the review of highways inquiry procedures (Cmnd. 7133), where they apply.