TfL (Supplementary) [7]

Session date: 
December 15, 2004
Question By: 
Bob Neill
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


You are on record as saying you could not conceive of circumstances in which you would increase the Congestion Charge beyond inflation. What happened?

Supplementary To: 


Answer for TfL (Supplementary) [7]

Answer for TfL (Supplementary) [7]

Answered By: 
The Mayor

London has been given the opportunity, after 40 decades of under-investment, to start a programme of long-term transport investments dwarfing the scale that New York had in the 1980s, and this is before we get to 17 February and Parliament receiving the Crossrail Bill, which is another £9 or £10 billion on top, where we are expecting the Government to make a substantial contribution on an annual basis and well in excess of £150 million a year.