HL Deb 04 February 2003 vol 644 c29WA
Lord Howell of Guildford

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether, under powers available to the Secretary of State in paragraph 12 to Schedule 23 to the Greater London Authority Act 1999, the Secretary of State may limit penalty charges payable to people who have found it impossible to contact the authority administering the congestion charge [HL1317]

The Minister for the Cabinet Office and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (Lord Macdonald of Tradeston)

The Secretary of State does not have such powers. Individuals can make representations to the charging authorities and/or appeal to the adjudicator.