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Part of Supplementary Estimates 2009-10 — Department of Health – in the House of Commons at 5:36 pm on 10th March 2010.

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Photo of Greg Knight Greg Knight Chair, Procedure Committee 5:36 pm, 10th March 2010

The hon. Gentleman is a valuable member not only of the Transport Committee, but of the Procedure Committee, and he is speaking-so far, at any rate-sound common sense. May I take him back, however, to the question of congestion charging schemes? Does he, like me, think that the idea being discussed in Leicester of banning 4x4 vehicles from parts of the city centre-it has been publicised in the local paper, the Leicester Mercury-is bonkers because it would affect the wealth of people living in the city, and could deter tourists and affect businesses? Does he agree that it would not be a good idea to pursue that proposal?