Large Goods Vehicles: Fees and Charges
Michael Penning (Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Roads and Motoring), Transport; Hemel Hempstead, Conservative)
The Government's legislative programme is announced each Session by the Queen in her speech at the state opening of Parliament. The next opportunity for legislation to implement heavy goods vehicle charging would be in the third parliamentary Session, beginning May 2013. In some circumstances a Bill may be introduced in mid-Session, if other legislation planned for that Session cannot be taken forward. If a Bill were introduced in 2013, this would mean charging for foreign heavy goods vehicles starting in March 2015. The Government as a whole will look at priorities for parliamentary time, in the context of an ambitious reform agenda.