Transport written question – answered on 13th September 2013.

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Photo of Therese Coffey Therese Coffey Conservative, Suffolk Coastal

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what his policy is on the provision of alternative, toll-free routes when a toll is introduced on an existing road.

Photo of Stephen Hammond Stephen Hammond The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport

The Government have made a very clear commitment not to toil existing road capacity. It has, however, always said that it will consider tolling as an option for funding new road capacity where schemes deliver new roads or transform an existing road into a new route beyond all recognition.

Where tolls are used to fund new road capacity drivers will have a choice whether or not to use the tolled section of the road or travel via other routes.

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