STOP THE SEVERN BRIDGE TOLL PRICE HIKE

December 3, 2009 12:00 AM

Today, Jenny Willott, Welsh Liberal Democrat MP for Cardiff Central, tabled a motion in Parliament calling on the Government to use its statutory powers not to increase the price of the Severn Bridge Toll in line with inflation.

The move comes ahead of the usual December announcement of inflationary price increases over the Severn Bridges for the following financial year.

Commenting, Jenny said:

"A toll price hike would be another body blow to businesses, commuters and visitors to Wales, at the very peak of the recession.

"It would be deeply unfair and hugely inconsistent if the government decided to resist increasing the cost of the Humber Bridge in England, only to whack up the toll price of the Severn Bridge into Wales.

"The Severn Bridge toll is a extortionate and really puts people off travelling into Wales, whether for business or leisure. At this time of recession, the government should be helping business and tourism, and should resist increasing the toll any further."

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