Transport

– Scottish Parliament written question – answered on 29th June 2000.

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Photo of Tavish Scott Tavish Scott Liberal Democrat

Question S1W-7628

To ask the Scottish Executive what research or evidence it used to rule out a levy on non-workplace customer parking provided at large out-of-town retail developments on page eight of Tackling Congestion and whether further research is being undertaken in this area of transport policy.

Photo of Tavish Scott Tavish Scott Liberal Democrat

Question S1W-7698

To ask the Scottish Executive whether, during the development of its integrated transport policies, consideration was given to introducing a levy on customer parking at out-of-town retail developments specifically in order to improve the ability of town centres to compete with such developments.

Photo of Sarah Boyack Sarah Boyack Labour

The focus of the Executive’s policy in this area is on travel to work, as traffic congestion is most concentrated in the morning and evening peak. The Executive believes that congestion is most effectively tackled by a variety of means, including walking and cycling access, home delivery services, the take-up of green transport plans by business, improvements to public transport, road user charges and a levy on parking at the workplace. The Commission for Integrated Transport is currently considering, on behalf of the UK Government, the case for a levy on non-workplace customer parking and the Executive awaits its findings with interest.

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