From the ITV Wales/HTV archive: Welsh Office Minister Sir Wyn Roberts MP defends the toll settlement in 1992.
He said that the arrangements were needed to make the Second Severn Crossing viable.
"The Government has done all the thinking that needs to be done" he said.
"Obviously, everyone objects to paying anything. Those who are objecting to paying are really objecting to the Second Severn Crossing"
Severn River Crossing Plc has confirmed the level at which tolls will raise for the Severn Bridge and Second Severn Crossing
The price rises, which happen annually after an agreement set out by the Severn Bridges Act 1992, come into effect on January 1st 2013.
- Cars and motor caravans £6.20 (20p increase)
- Small goods vehicles and small buses £12.40 (30p increase)
- Heavy goods vehicles and buses £18.60 (50p increase)
In an exclusive interview for 'Sharp End', the First Minister talks about his plans for the Severn Bridge tolls once control is handed over in 2017/2018.
He says it would be wrong for the UK Transport Department to take over the bridges and the toll income.
But the Welsh Government, he adds, would not get rid of the tolls or cut them to a level where they would just pay for maintaining the bridges.
"The important point is of course that still leaves scope for having that extra money which we could spend on the M4 in Wales" he says.
You can see more of that interview tonight at 10.35pm on ITV1 Wales.
There's fog and reduced visibility on the M4 Second Severn Crossing between M4 J22 / M49 and J23 M48.
The speed limit of 60 mph has been lifted and the hazardous driving conditions because of rain have cleared on the M4 Second Severn Crossing between the M4 J22 / M49 and J30 A4232 (Cardiff Gate).
One lane's closed because of a broken down vehicle on the M4 Second Severn Crossing Westbound between the M4 at J22 / M49 and J23, the M48.
All lanes are open and traffic's easing after an accident on the M4 Second Severn Crossing Eastbound between J23 M48 (Magor) and J22 M49.
Three lanes are closed and there's queueing traffic after an accident on the M4 Second Severn Crossing Eastbound between J23 M48 (Magor) and J22 M49.
One lane is closed because of a broken down crane and recovery work on the M4 Second Severn Crossing Westbound between J22 M49 and J23 M48 (Magor).