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Roads: Tolls

Volume 472: debated on Wednesday 20 February 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport in respect of which tolled road crossings in England (a) tolls have ceased to be levied in the last five years and (b) there are proposals to cease to levy tolls. (184961)

The only tolled undertaking in England where a toll has been removed in the last five years is the Dartford-Thurrock River Crossing, where tolls ceased in April 2003 after the construction costs of the QE2 bridge had been paid for and a maintenance fund built up. The toll was succeeded by a regulatory charge under the Transport Act 2000, at the same level as the previous toll.

I am not aware of any formal proposals from concessionaires to cease the levying of tolls prior to the end of any concession agreement.