Humber Bridge tolls: Exemption from paying moves stage nearer for hospital patients
Hospital patients who travel across the Humber Bridge for medical attention are one step closer to being exempt from tolls.
A bill going through Parliament would give control of the bridge to a new board of councillors who could then allow dispensations from the toll.
Campaigners have lobbied for patients to be toll-exempt for years and the four councils on the Humber have said it would be a priority for the board.
The Humber Bridge Bill was agreed at second reading in the Commons and it will now be scrutinised in a committee.
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Scunthorpe MP Nic Dakin said: "Now is the time for the changes in this Bill to release the dynamism in the region, if the bridge is to be fit for not only the present but also the future."
Andrew Percy, MP for Brigg and Goole, said: "This is a much-needed change for our local area and I think we are all delighted to have been involved in it."