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Roads: Tolls

Volume 475: debated on Thursday 1 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what plans she has to involve local authorities in her Department’s plans for (a) a national road pricing scheme and (b) technology pilots for a national scheme. (199512)

No decisions have been taken on a national road pricing scheme. We are committed to examining the technology to see whether we can address people's real concerns about privacy and accuracy. We have invited the private sector to demonstrate how they might run a system of charging for road use according to time of day and route chosen. It is too early to say how local authorities might be involved.