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Severn Bridge

Volume 204: debated on Friday 21 February 1992

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To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what percentage increase in tolls on the Severn bridge will be introduced in April; and if he will make a statement.

[holding answer 20 February 1992]: The tolls which will apply from 26 April, as provided for under the Severn Bridges Act 1992, involve the following increases over the current tolls at the Severn bridge, based on the cost of a return trip over the bridge:

Per cent.
Cars and motor caravans40
Light vans and minibuses180
Buses and goods vehicles110
These increases are a reflection of the cost of building the second Severn bridge, which will provide a substantial and eagerly awaited improvement in the road links between south Wales and England.