New Clause 12

Part of Local Transport Bill [ Lords ] – in a Public Bill Committee at 4:45 pm on 8th May 2008.

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Photo of Greg Knight Greg Knight Chair, Procedure Committee 4:45 pm, 8th May 2008

I shall be brief. I want to know why we cannot go all the way with technology on these toll points. For the past decade, America has had fully automated systems whereby no one is employed at the toll pay point—people simply throw money into the basket or swipe a card—yet here in the UK we are still employing people to sit all day in little booths to take cash off the drivers. Why can we not just fully automate the toll points?