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Humber Bridge: Tolls

Volume 487: debated on Tuesday 3 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much revenue has been generated by tolls on the Humber Bridge in each year since its opening; and if he will make a statement. (251842)

The following table sets out the revenue generated by tolls on the Humber Bridge each year since its opening in 1982.

Humber Bridge toll income

Financial year ended 31 March:

£

1982

3,182,632

1983

4,143,464

1984

4,476,913

1985

4,810,129

1986

5,350,985

1987

6,589,507

1988

7,453,600

1989

8,820,175

1990

9,658,526

1991

10,353,960

1992

10,937,157

1993

11,228,919

1994

11,913,017

1995

12,158,380

1996

12,389,582

1997

12,679,463

1998

14,169,400

1999

16,682,260

2000

17,533,710

2001

17,490,660

2002

17,921,980

2003

18,519,810

2004

19,306,480

2005

20,244,280

2006

20,394,690

2007

21,437,750

20081

21,755,730

Total

341,603,159

1 Subject to audit.

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will estimate the number of people exempt from Humber Bridge tolls; and if he will make a statement. (252052)

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will consider the merits of holding an inquiry into the application to revise tolls charged at the south bank of the River Humber; and if he will make a statement. (253767)

The inquiry will open at 10 am on 3 March 2009 at the Willerby Manor hotel, Hull. The location is a matter for the Humber Bridge Board.