HC Deb 23 January 1990 vol 165 cc614-5W
Mr. Cohen

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether his study into electronic road pricing will consider the privacy implications of the ability to monitor the movement of vehicles; and whether he will make a statement.

Mr. Atkins

My right hon. Friend has made it clear that he sees major practical difficulties with the implementation of road pricing. The maintenance of individuals' rights of privacy would be an important consideration. There are no plans to introduce road pricing at the present time.