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Humber Bridge (Debts) Bill

Volume 569: debated on Thursday 22 February 1996

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The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Transport
(Viscount Goschen)

My Lords, I beg to move that this Bill be now read a third time.

Moved, That the Bill be now read a third time.—(Viscount Goschen.)

My Lords, can my noble friend say what will be the total cost of this unhappy enterprise to the taxpayer?

My Lords, we discussed the issue fully on Second Reading and there was a further discussion in another place. The measures provided for in the Bill allow the rescheduling of the debt. It is not yet decided how much of that debt will be rescheduled in the manner outlined on Second Reading.

On Question, Bill read a third time.

My Lords, I beg to move that this Bill do now pass.

Moved, That the Bill do now pass.—(Viscount Goschen.)

On Question, Bill passed.