US Embassy re congestion charge [1]

Meeting: 
MQT on 2009-02-25
Session date: 
February 25, 2009
Reference: 
2009/0286
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Now that President Obama has taken office, will you approach the US Embassy again to ask them to re-consider their refusal to pay the Congestion Charge on the vehicles they operate in central London ?

Answer

Answer for US Embassy re congestion charge [1]

Answer for US Embassy re congestion charge [1]

Answered By: 
The Mayor

It is my hope that we will see a more cooperative approach from the United States Embassy. TfL continues to work with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to persuade all embassies to meet their responsibilities and pay the Congestion Charge.

More than 70% of the diplomatic missions in the Capital do pay the Charge. TfL is actively seeking a positive resolution of this issue for all missions not currently paying the Charge, including the US.