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Bridges (Privatisation)

Volume 82: debated on Monday 8 July 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland (1) if he will make a statement on his policy towards the privatisation of the Forth, Tay and Erskine road bridges;(2) if he has had any discussions on the possibility of privatising the three toll road bridges in Scotland.

The Forth and Tay road bridge joint boards, which are the responsible authorities for these two bridges, have made no proposals to me concerning their privatisation. My right hon. Friend has no present plans to privatise the Erskine bridge.