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Severn Bridge

Volume 124: debated on Monday 14 December 1987

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To ask the Secretary of State for Transport to what level the tolls would need to rise on the Severn bridge in order to secure the aggregate revenue specified under schedule 2 to the Severn Bridge Tolls Act 1965 within 40 years of the opening of the bridge.

Projections of future revenue depend on the assumptions made about the growth of traffic volume and the general level of prices in the next 20 years. On current forecasts tolls would need to rise by about 70 per cent. and be maintained in real terms to achieve the objective in the Act.