Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Road Tolls Could be Introduced by Stealth

The TfL Toll Provisions Bill is ostensibly intended to enable tolling on the new Thames Gateway Bridge, but this response shows that it could be used for much more:

Angie Bray: What future schemes will this proposed bill enable TfL to enact?

Ken Livingstone: The powers proposed by the Bill could be used for any project where TfL has made a toll order under the New Roads and Street Works Act 1991. The only current toll order is for the Thames Gateway Bridge.

Colleagues in Parliament should bear this in mind when they debate Livingstone's legislation...

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