Air Pollution (Supplementary) [1]

Session date: 
March 14, 2012
Question By: 
Richard Barnes
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Heathrow, Mr Mayor, sits in my constituency and can I remind you and Assembly Member Qureshi that the previous Mayor did look at Heathrow, did wish to introduce a congestion charge around Heathrow until he discovered he did not own the roads and the income would have attained wholly to BAA and not a halfpenny would have come to this organisation, so he rapidly abandoned it. However, recently when he was in the villages around Heathrow, he again mentioned congestion charges at Heathrow which would be an absolute nonsense and achieve nothing to the people of London. Can you assure us you are not considering congestion charges?

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Answer for Air Pollution (Supplementary) [1]

Answer for Air Pollution (Supplementary) [1]

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Boris Johnson (Mayor of London): No, I am not considering new congestion charges but I am interested in what Murad just said because I think there can only be one agenda. If there is any intellectual honesty, there must be new cash that is proposed to be raised by new taxes and that must be either a congestion charge or a council tax.

Richard Barnes (AM): You anticipated my second question. Thank you, Mayor.