(140)  The Skye Bridge tolls

A Westminster Parliamentary challenge to the validity of the statutory instruments under which the Skye Bridge tolls are imposed and collected failed on 5 December 2001 when the Statutory Instruments Reference Committee (which had not met since 1977) ruled that the orders were properly classified and printed”.  The basis of the challenge was that the order had not been fully laid before Parliament and was not subjected to proper scrutiny.  Charles Kennedy