Petition - Tamar Crossings tolls

– in the House of Commons at 7:02 pm on 23 April 2024.

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Photo of Sheryll Murray Sheryll Murray Conservative, South East Cornwall 7:02, 23 April 2024

I am presenting a petition that is jointly sponsored by my right hon. Friend Johnny Mercer. We consider the toll to be an extra tax on our constituents and local businesses.

The petition is supported by my right hon. Friend George Eustice, my hon. Friends the Members for North Cornwall (Scott Mann), for Truro and Falmouth (Cherilyn Mackrory) and for South West Devon (Sir Gary Streeter), and my right hon. and learned Friend Sir Geoffrey Cox. I congratulate the Tamar Toll Action Group, the Road Haulage Association and Councillors Lennox-Boyd and Tivnan on helping to gather more than 6,300 signatures.

The petition states:

“The petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons urge the Secretary of State for Transport to refuse permission for an increase in the tolls this year.

And the petitioners remain, etc.”

Following is the full text of the petition:

[The petition of residents of Cornwall & Devon,

Declares that they do not want to see a toll increase on the Tamar Crossings in 2024.

The petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons urge the Secretary of State for Transport to refuse permission for an increase in the tolls this year.

And the petitioners remain, etc.]

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