Mayor's Congestion Charge Correspondence

MQT on 2002-05-22
Session date: 
May 22, 2002
Question By: 
Eric Ollerenshaw
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


How many items of correspondence has the Mayor received a) supporting his congestion charging scheme and b) voicing concerns about his congestion charging scheme?



Answer for Mayor's Congestion Charge Correspondence

Answer for Mayor's Congestion Charge Correspondence

Answered By: 
The Mayor

TfL and the GLA have received almost 3000 written representations throughout the consultation exercises on congestion charging and continue to receive communications now. The consultation exercise showed strong overall support for the principle of congestion charging and discussions over many months with stakeholders led to the current make up of the scheme. However, the exercise was not and should not be treated as a referendum process The results of the consultation process can be seen below. July 2001 Consultation Support Oppose No StatementStakeholders 83 19 46Other organisations 58 90 84 Public 681 890 322December 2001 Consultation Support Oppose No Statement Stakeholders 24 60 0Other organisations 17 80 1Public 38 314 6The above table relates to information received by TfL. In addition, the GLA Public Liaison Unit have checked all responses addressed directly to me since February 2001. Totals were as follows: TotalSupport 171Oppose 507Other* 388(* requesting further information, exemptions, offered their services, general comments, or had no opinion at all)TfL have also received many hundreds of letters from members of the public seeking information and clarification on the issues raised by the scheme. TfL advise me that on the whole this correspondence has been on a variety of issues and not concentrated around whether or not the scheme should go ahead but on the specific operational issues of the scheme. .