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Short debate on Severn bridge tolls

The Liberal Democrat AM for South Wales East Mike German led the short debate calling on the UK government to abolish the Severn bridge tolls.

In his debate on 20 January 2010, Mr German said that the tolls were a barrier to Welsh economic development and called on the UK government to do away with them completely.

According to the Liberal Democrat AM the second bridge had cost £300m to build and from 1996-2006 had collected, on both Severn bridges, more than £684m, leading him to believe that the bridge had been paid for twice over.

According to the assembly government the increases on the tolls on the Severn bridge were in-line with inflation and therefore had a limited impact on businesses.


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