» Monday, October 15, 2007

Transport/Road prices

Re the Telegraph’s story this morning, it was asked if the subject of transport and road prices in the Queen’s speech would be different to what was expected. The PMS said that there was a certain amount of bafflement regarding the Telegraph’s story this morning; the whole premise seemed to be that it was the existing Government’s position that there would be legislation to be brought forward to enable a national road pricing scheme, but actually the draft legislation, which was published in May, did not include any such provision. The whole premise of the story was wrong in the sense that its depiction of the Government’s existing position was not an accurate one; there had been no change in that position. What the Government wanted to see was road pricing working in local and regional pilots before making a decision about whether or not a national scheme was needed; that was no more than a re-statement of the existing policy so nothing had changed.

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