Workplace Parking Levy (Supplementary) [6]

Session date: 
January 14, 2004
Question By: 
Meg Hillier
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
Ken Livingstone


Valerie Shawcross [AM] and I raised with you concerns about the impact of the Congestion Charge on schools inside the zone, as compared with very similar schools immediately outside the zone.

In the work that TfL is doing, are you looking as well at the broader issues of the double whammy that could hit people who have workplace parking places inside the congestion zone? We do appreciate the issues about primary legislation to identify a workplace parking space, as you have identified just then. But that is something that needs to be included if you are looking at this in more detail.

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Answer for Workplace Parking Levy (Supplementary) [6]

Answer for Workplace Parking Levy (Supplementary) [6]

Answered By: 
Ken Livingstone

We had to take the decision whether to go for the Congestion Charge, because you could not do both at once - you have to prioritise. We went for Congestion Charging because the impact on congestion is massive. Looking at this, the impact is fairly minor.