HL Deb 18 December 2002 vol 642 c105WA
Lord Brougham and Vaux

asked the Chairman of Committees:

What will be the arrangements for the payment of congestion charges by Members of the House driving into central London in pursuit of their parliamentary duties. [HL807]

The Chairman of Committees (Lord Brabazon of Tara)

From 17 February 2003 anyone who drives into the congestion charging zone in central London between 7.00 a.m. and 6.30 p.m. on Mondays to Fridays will have to pay a congestion charge. The House Committee decided on 10 December that no additional reimbursement would be available to assist Members in meeting the costs of congestion charging. In the new year, the Administration and Works Commit tee will consider ways to facilitate payment of the charge within the Palace of Westminster by Members and staff.