§ Mr. Roy Hughes
asked the Secretary of State for Transport what recent discussions he has had with the relevant local authority and other interested bodies concerning the finances of the Humber bridge; what conclusions have been reached; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Peter Bottomley
Officials of the Department and the Humber bridge board have been jointly evaluating ways of putting the finances of the bridge on a sound footing. The board is due to meet shortly to consider these assessments. It will then be for the board to put proposals to my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Transport.