Mayor's Report (Supplementary) [6]

Session date: 
July 12, 2006
Question By: 
Angie Bray
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Not such good news for people who may just have bought their new vehicle though; they have got it for five years. Can you give an assurance today that you are genuinely open minded about the consultation, and that you have not already got a lot of prefixed ideas, because if it is a genuine consultation it is important that people know that they have got a real opportunity to influence some of your thinking.

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Answer

Answer for Mayor's Report (Supplementary) [6]

Answer for Mayor's Report (Supplementary) [6]

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I am absolutely determined that we will change the Congestion Charge to reflect carbon emissions. The exact mechanism, the question of whether it should be retrospective to vehicles already purchased, the question of whether it should impact on the existing discount, these are questions I now put out into the public domain and I will not take the final decision until we have had the consultation. It is genuinely open. Given the growing awareness of the threat of catastrophic climate change, I would like it if we could get a wider public consensus around this than we had around the original decision on the Congestion Charge.