Humber Bridge (Debts) Act 1996

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Humber Bridge (Debts) Act 1996
Long title An Act to confer power on the Secretary of State to provide that sums payable to him by the Humber Bridge Board shall not be so payable.
Citation 1996 c.1
Territorial extent England and Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland
Royal assent 29 February 1996
Other legislation
Relates to Humber Bridge Act 1971
Status: Current legislation
Text of statute as originally enacted
Text of the Humber Bridge (Debts) Act 1996 as in force today (including any amendments) within the United Kingdom, from

The Humber Bridge (Debts) Act 1996 is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.[1] The purpose of the Act was to give power to the Secretary of State for Transport to write off debts payable to the British Government by the Humber Bridge Board, operators of the Humber Bridge. The Act was necessary as the Board had accumulated debts of £439 million by 1997. The Act allowed the Secretary of State to reorganise the Board's debts, and write off sufficient amount of debt to allow the Board to continue to maintain the Humber Bridge, a vital transport link for Humberside. This reduced the amount of debt to £333 million soon afterwards and resulted in calls for all tolls across the bridge to be abolished.[2]


  1. ^ "Humber Bridge (Debts) Act 1996". UK Government. 29 February 1996. Retrieved 22 July 2016. 
  2. ^ "'Scrap bridge debt' call by MP". Yorkshire Post. 21 February 2008. Retrieved 22 July 2016.