Abolition of Bridge Tolls (Scotland) Act 2008

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Abolition of Bridge Tolls (Scotland) Act 2008
Act of the Scottish Parliament
Long title An Act of the Scottish Parliament to abolish tolls on road bridges; and for connected purposes.
Territorial extent Scotland
Dates
Royal assent 24 January 2008
Status: Current legislation
Text of the Abolition of Bridge Tolls (Scotland) Act 2008 as in force today (including any amendments) within the United Kingdom, from legislation.gov.uk

The Abolition of Bridge Tolls (Scotland) Act is an Act of the Scottish Parliament passed in 2008 is a piece of legislation to abolish tolls on all road bridges in Scotland. In practice, it removed the remaining tolls on the Forth Road Bridge and the Tay Road Bridge and repealed legislation relating to the Erskine Bridge.

Background[edit]

The Bill was a fulfilment of the commitment in the SNP manifesto for the May 2007 election to remove the tolls on the Forth and Tay Road Bridges. Leaving the two road bridges into and out of Fife as the only remaining toll bridges in Scotland was described as "unacceptable and unfair". The provisions of the Bill removed this anomaly, making the entire road network in Scotland "consistent and fair".

Passage through Parliament[edit]

The Bill was introduced as an Executive Bill by John Swinney MSP on 3 September 2007. The Abolition of Bridge Tolls (Scotland) Act 2008 asp 1 was passed by the Scottish Parliament on 7 December 2007.[1] The act was given the Royal Assent on 24 January 2008.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ MSPs vote to scrap bridge tolls, BBC News, 20 December 2007

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