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Congestion: London

Volume 472: debated on Tuesday 4 March 2008

14. To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if she will bring forward legislative proposals to provide her with powers to reduce traffic congestion in London. (190985)

The responsibility for setting and delivering a transport strategy for London was delegated to the Mayor of London under the Greater London Authority Act 1999. That Act also gave the Mayor the powers required to introduce road charging schemes to reduce traffic congestion in London. The Department continues to work closely with the Mayor, and Transport for London, to monitor the impact of his transport strategy.