COMMONS

Severn Crossings Toll - Timeline

The Severn Crossings are a vital link between South Wales and England. Concerns have been raised about the effect of the tolls on the economy of Wales and its impact on users of the bridge.

There are also concerns over the future of the bridges once they revert to public ownership. The Committee has agreed to undertake an inquiry into the Severn Crossing Toll, which will examine:

  • The impact of the tolls on the Welsh economy including businesses, local residents and tourists
  • The current level of toll prices and the available methods of payment
  • The current condition of the bridges and the costs associated with ongoing maintenance
  • The future of the bridges after the crossings have reverted to public ownership

Timeline

1. Deadline for written evidence: 3 September 2010.

2. First evidence session: 19 October 2010.

3. Second evidence session: 4 November 2010.

4. Third evidence session: 9 November 2010.

5. Report and additional written evidence (PDF 306KB) published: 22 December 2010.

Watch Westminster Hall debate: Tolls on the Severn Bridges

6. Government response published: 7 March 2011.

7. Inquiry closed.