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Road Pricing

Volume 450: debated on Wednesday 11 October 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) in the review of national road pricing what will be an acceptable level of displacement of traffic on to minor roads; (92279)

(2) what consideration will be given to providing for transparent pricing that will allow for ease of calculation of journey costs within the review of national road pricing.

The Government are exploring the scope for developing a national system of road pricing. We are focusing on local pilot schemes and providing support to local authorities as they develop schemes to tackle road congestion; this will test systems in different areas to establish what works and help understand how a road pricing scheme would operate in practice.

Issues such as the potential for diversion of traffic onto alternative routes and how information on the levels of charges might be communicated to road users will need to be considered as part of the detailed design of pricing schemes.