§ Mr. W. Hamilton
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland which public bodies have made representations in the last three months against the proposed levying of tolls on the Forth Road Bridge; and whether he will now accede to the request that no such tolls should be levied in view of the deteriorating economic situation in areas on either side of the bridge.
§ Mr. Noble
In the last three months I have received representations from one county council, the Scottish Tourist Board, the Scottish Committee of the Federation of British Industries, the Scottish Trade Union Congress and two local co-operative societies. As I explained last week to representatives of the local authorities concerned with the bridge, the Government's policy is that tolls are an appropriate method of financing projects like the Forth Bridge.