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Roads: Congestion - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 2:36 pm on 5th September 2017.

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Photo of Lord Callanan Lord Callanan Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport) 2:36 pm, 5th September 2017

I thank my noble friend. We have trialled the lane rental scheme that we announced last week in London and Kent, where it has been extremely successful. The scheme has forced utilities to work together and at weekends and in the evenings in an attempt to reduce congestion and the inevitable annoyance caused to motorists. We are consulting on extending the scheme nationwide and if that consultation is positive, we will push ahead with extending it to the rest of the country.