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Congestion Charges

Volume 400: debated on Monday 3 March 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made as to the impact congestion charging in Central London will have on (a) doctors, (b) nurses, (c) consultants, (d) paramedics and (e) ancillary staff in the NHS; and if he will make a statement. [97842]

The congestion charging scheme includes a number of measures which will minimise impact of congestion charging on national health service staff. This includes:

Exemption of NHS vehicles currently exempt from vehicle excise duty, including ambulances and paramedic vehicles.
A provision to reimburse journeys by NHS staff required to carry specified items, such as controlled drugs or confidential information, as part of their operational duties, that should not be transported on public transport.
A provision to reimburse journeys by NHS staff for the purpose of providing emergency on-call services.