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Dartford-Thurrock Crossing: Tolls and Expenditure

Volume 488: debated on Tuesday 24 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what the gross annual revenue from the Dartford crossings was in the last year for which figures are available; (258072)

(2) what the costs of operating and maintaining the Dartford crossings were in the last year for which figures are available;

(3) what the cost of collecting tolls was for the Dartford crossings in the last year for which figures are available.

The 2007-08 accounts were published on 29 January 2009 and show gross income of £67.3 million, managing agent costs of £15.8 million, which includes charge collection and general running costs, and other expenditure of £8.6 million which includes capital works. A copy of the Dartford-Thurrock Crossing Charging Scheme Account for 2007-08 has been placed in the House Library.