HL Deb 03 February 2003 vol 644 c6WA
Lord Stoddart of Swindon

asked the Chairman of Committees:

What arrangements there will be for payment of the London congestion charge to be made within the precincts of the Palace of Westminster. [HL1198]

The Chairman of Committees (Lord Brabazon of Tara)

Transport for London has now agreed to supply a self-service machine for payment of the congestion charge within the Palace of Westminster. The machine will be installed near the House of Commons' cash machines, and is likely to be available from the end of March. Congestion charging will start on 17 February, and in the interim the nearest self-service machine will be at the entrance to the Abingdon Green car park. Other methods of payment include:

  • online at www.cclondon.com;
  • by telephone on 0845 900 1234;
  • by mobile phone text message, having registered online or by telephone;
  • at a range of petrol stations and retail outlets.