Draft Legislative Programme
Business of the House
Ken Purchase (Wolverhampton North East, Labour)
I resisted the temptation to discuss the Beatles with the right hon. Gentleman, but this is irresistible. What he refers to is typical of what has been happening in housing, health and education, and certainly in transport. I am so proud of my local authority, because it has said, "No, we won't have congestion charging, and if you won't give us proper money to develop our transport infrastructure, we'll have to find another way." No, we in the west midlands—Birmingham, Wolverhampton, Coventry, Solihull, Sandwell, Walsall, Dudley—we are not having congestion charging.