Just one matter that arises from the Mayor's recent comment a few moments ago. He referred to polls favourable to the congestion charge. Would you agree that the results you get out of a poll often depends upon how honest you are about the proposition? Would you think you would get the same results if you were to paint the congestion charge in the real terms, namely that:
· As a means of reducing congestion it will, if it succeeds, kill itself as a means ultimately of raising revenue?
· That, as a means of reducing discretionary journeys into London, a far more effective tool is the £4 an hour price mechanism of parking charges pioneered by Westminster City Council; and that
· As a means of reducing pollution in central London a far more effective tool is a low emission zone, again where the pioneering work that you have chosen to produce is done by Westminster City Council?
Do you think you'd get the same results if you put in that rather more straightforward fashion for Londoners?