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Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Transport – in the House of Commons at 9:30 am on 28th February 2013.

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Photo of Stephen Hammond Stephen Hammond The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport 9:30 am, 28th February 2013

I do agree with my hon. Friend. This will be the first occasion on which the United Kingdom has charged those who come from overseas for their use of our roads. The levy will help to maintain the competitive position of UK hauliers, and to maintain the UK’s roads. There was a long-standing desire in the House for the legislation to be passed, and I am delighted that we were able to secure its passage.