HC Deb 15 April 2002 vol 383 c734W
Mrs. Curtis-Thomas

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions what the predicated annual income generated by the trial lane rental schemes is. [49874]

Ms Keeble

The Government is not yet in a position to calculate accurately the amount likely to be raised by the lane rental pilot schemes in Camden and Middlesbrough. However, we have appointed consultants——Halcrow——to monitor the pilots and they will be reporting to us in due course on the effect of the schemes in reducing disruption which utility street works cause to road users as well as the charges paid by utility companies.