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Roads: Tolls

Volume 487: debated on Wednesday 28 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what meetings (a) he and (b) officials from his Department have had since 12 December 2008 with potential providers to discuss the technology and infrastructure required for congestion charging. (251154)

Since 12 December 2008, no Department for Transport Minister has met with any potential providers on the technology and infrastructure required for congestion charging.

Department for Transport officials responsible for the demonstrations project have, however, in that period had a number of contractual progress meetings with each of the seven framework contractors for the project.

On 18 December, other departmental officials met a group of technical experts and other stakeholders working to promote interoperability across existing and already planned road pricing schemes.