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Tolls: Greater Manchester

Volume 486: debated on Tuesday 13 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate his Department has made of the cost to the public purse of exploring the option of a Manchester congestion charge. (245876)

From 2005-06 to 2007-08 10 areas shared £18 million funding to consider options for the Transport Innovation Fund and to develop proposals, of which the Greater Manchester authorities were awarded £4.7 million. In addition, in awarding Programme Entry to the Greater Manchester proposals on 9 June 2008 we made available an additional £20 million for 2008-09 to support further development costs.