HC Deb 15 June 1999 vol 333 c80W
33. Mr. Gray

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions what assessment his Department has made of the impact of the proposed road taxes for London on the use of private cars; and if he will make a statement. [85813]

Ms Glenda Jackson

Research undertaken by my Department and other organisations has shown that new charges could help to tackle London's congestion problems and generate a revenue stream for transport improvements. A further study is currently looking at how the new charging powers contained in the Greater London Authority Bill could be used in London. It will be for London's Mayor and boroughs to decide whether to introduce any charging scheme in London.