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Congestion Charging

Volume 450: debated on Monday 23 October 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent discussions he has held with local authorities and passenger transport executive groups on congestion charging. (95558)

Last November the Department awarded pump priming money to seven areas to take forward innovative ways to tackle congestion. Ministers and officials continue to discuss with the relevant local authorities and passenger transport authorities, Cardiff Council and Transport for London, what role road pricing could play in tackling congestion. We are working closely with authorities to ensure that any schemes developed are consistent and easily understood by motorists. Pilots will provide valuable experience that will inform decisions about moving towards a national scheme.