§ Colonel ROPNER
asked the Minister of Transport (1) whether he is aware of the urgent need for a toll-free bridge at Selby; and whether his Department can take any action to accelerate the construction of a new bridge;
(2) whether he is satisfied that no unavoidable delay is being experienced in connection with the approval of a scheme to provide a toll-free bridge at Selby?
§ Mr. HORE-BELISHA
This project presents many difficulties. The County Councils of East and West Riding are at present considering a report by consulting engineers on alternative schemes for the location, design and construction of a new bridge and a new road to by-pass Selby. No time will be lost by my Department in dealing with any proposals submitted by the County Councils.