Call to aise toll
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)LLS on the two Mersey umels are not excessive, 'ansport Under Secretary hn Horam told the ComDns when speaking on Mery County Council's request r an increased charge.
The Council has asked for inistry approval to raise the p toll for coaches and vehi-' es over 3 tons to 60p.
In a brief Commons debate 13 Liverpool Labour MPs, ic Ogden (Liverpool, West rby) and Robert Parry iverpool, Exchange) argued e case for toll-free tunnels ross the Mersey.
Mr Ogden said the reason r tolls was "amazingly sim? and simply amazing."
They were imposed simply r crossing estuaries.
He urged the government to cept that estuary crossings re part of the motorway ,twork and should be lanced as any other part of e motorway system.
Mr Horam agreed to discuss a toll increase application th the Council, but he did t think they were excessive comparison with other hide operating costs.