HC Deb 13 May 2003 vol 405 c138W
Dr. Kumar

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the impact of the introduction of toll roads on poorer communities and social exclusion; and if he will make a statement. [112715]

Mr. Jamieson

The M6 Toll is the only planned toll road. Midland Expressway Ltd. (MEC) was given a concession for the road in 1992. No assessment was carried out of the impact on poorer communities and social exclusion of tolls being levied on this road, as there is a free alternative to this road.