Memorandum by the Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions
1998 (S.I. 1998/1908)
The Committee have asked the Department
to submit a memorandum on the following point:
Part II of the Table in
regulation 4(1) prescribes the charge payable for the use of the
bridge by a vehicle of the specified dimensions; where the overall
width is greater than 3.65 metres but less than or equal to 6.1
metres and passage occurs during the day, the charge payable is
where the overall width is greater than 3.76
metres but less than or equal to 6.1 metres and passage occurs
during the night, the charge is £20.
Ought not the underlined figure to have read "3.65"?
The Committee are correct. The lower
width figure for passage by night should be 3.65 metres. The insertion
of the incorrect figure of 3.76 metres was due to an oversight.
It should be pointed out that the difference is small (4 inches)
and it is unlikely to have much practical effect in terms of loss
of toll revenue, but steps will be taken to correct the error
by making and laying appropriate amending Regulations.
3rd November 1998