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Roads: Tolls

Volume 508: debated on Thursday 25 March 2010

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport if he will (a) rule out a national satellite-based road pricing scheme and (b) end all funding in respect of road pricing and road pricing demonstration projects. (324186)

The Government have already ruled out national road pricing in this or the next Parliament. However the Government are contractually committed to funding up to December 2010 the ‘Demonstrations’ projects that look at the technological, operational and organisational challenges around widespread Time/Distance/Place road pricing. The Government have no plans to undertake further ‘Demonstrations’ projects.