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Road Charging

Volume 408: debated on Tuesday 1 July 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent assessment he has made of the effects of road charging. [122002]

As both the London and Durham schemes have shown, charging can play a role in the management of local congestion. The effects of congestion charging depend upon the design of a scheme, which is a matter for individual local authorities. I have made no assessment of the cumulative effects of such schemes on congestion across the country.