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Severn Bridge

Volume 455: debated on Monday 15 January 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what discussions his Department has had with the Severn Bridge Toll Company to facilitate the introduction of credit and debit card payment for toll crossings on the Severn Bridge crossings. (113751)

The issue of card payments is reviewed regularly by the Highways Agency, the Concessionaire (Severn River Crossing plc) and the Government’s representative.

The last discussions were held on the 22 November 2006, at the quarterly review meeting for the concession. The Government’s representative provided a summary briefing to the Highways Agency on 27 November. No decisions have been taken.