Tolls: Greater London

Department for Transport written question – answered on 21st September 2020.

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Photo of Lord Goodlad Lord Goodlad Conservative

To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the Mayor of London about the effect of the changes to the level and scope of the Congestion Charge on (1) businesses, (2) theatres, (3) cinemas, and (4) galleries, within the Congestion Charge zone; and what was the outcome of any such representations.

Photo of Baroness Vere of Norbiton Baroness Vere of Norbiton Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

The Government has agreed a funding package to enable Transport for London to continue operating vital services for essential journeys in London through the Covid-19 outbreak. As part of the package the Mayor of London agreed to reinstate the Congestion Charge and other air quality and congestion measures in London.

Transport for London reviewed the Congestion Charge and the decision to temporarily raise the charge and extend the hours of operation in June was taken by the Mayor of London.

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