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Welsh Liberal Democrat Leader Kirsty Williams has dismissed calls for the Severn tolls to be devolved to the Welsh Government, saying it would be better for Wales to abolish them altogether.
The First Minister has previously called for responsibility for the tolls and their income to be transferred and, in response to the Lib Dem pledge, the Welsh Government has said it should 'have a say'when the bridges return to public ownership.
But Kirsty Williams says no UK Government is likely to agree to such a move.
Welsh Liberal Democrat leader Kirsty Williams says scrapping the tolls on the Severn Bridges would cost the UK Government around £15m a year once the construction bill is paid in 2018 and debts associated with the bridges are settled.
The Welsh Government says it has 'made clear' to the UK Government that Wales should have a say on the future of the Severn Bridge tolls.
The Welsh Liberal Democrats say they are 'delighted' that the party has pledged to scrap Severn Bridge tolls.
The Liberal Democrats have pledged to scrap the Severn Bridge tolls if the party is successful in the forthcoming General Election.
The commitment will be outlined in the party's ‘pre-manifesto’ in September.
The Severn Crossings are managed by a private concessionaire, which is due to end when enough revenue target is collected from tolls - predicted to be sometime in 2018.
Once the bridges are transferred into public ownership and debts are repaid, the Liberal Democrats say they will abolish the tolls.
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The Lib Dem pledge to scrap the Severn tolls will make sure future control of the bridges will be an election issue in 2015.