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Roads: Tolls

Volume 471: debated on Monday 28 January 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if she will make a statement on the application of tag and beacon technology in road pricing schemes. (181976)

[holding answer 25 January 2008]: Experience in a number of road tolling schemes around the world shows how tag and beacon technology can be a cost-effective way of charging for road use. We are encouraging the further exploration of its potential, including in the local pricing schemes that are being considered by local authorities, as part of packages combining investment in transport and demand management that could be supported by the Transport Innovation Fund.