HC Deb 15 December 1998 vol 322 cc441-2W
Mr. Baker

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what percentage of the money raised through(a) road pricing and (b) workplace charging will be hypothecated for public transport improvements. [63639]

Ms Hewitt

The Government propose (as laid out in the recently published consultation document—"Breaking the Logjam") that local authorities which bring forward pilot road user charging or workplace parking charge schemes should be able to retain 100 per cent. of the net revenue generated for at least 10 years from the implementation of a scheme—provided that there are worthwhile transport-related projects to be funded.

The Government will make an announcement about the retention of proceeds from schemes brought forward after the pilot phase in due course.

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