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Skye (Toll Bridge)

Volume 204: debated on Friday 21 February 1992

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9.34 am

I beg leave to present a petition signed by more than 3,000 of my constituents of Skye and Lochalsh district expressing their opposition to the proposed private toll-funded bridge to Skye by means of high private tolls.

To the honourable the Commons of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in Parliament assembled.

Wherefore your petitioners pray that your honourable House will recognise that the imposition of high tolls would be a discriminatory act against an already disadvantaged community, leaving no practical alternative means of crossing available, as is the case with users of toll-road bridges elsewhere in Scotland.

And your petitioners, as in duty bound, will ever pray.

To lie upon the Table.