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EDM (Early Day Motion) 2826: tabled on 23 October 2006

Tabled in the 2005-06 session.

This motion has been signed by 17 Members. It has received 1 amendment.

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Motion text

That this House is deeply concerned about Government plans to dramatically increase toll charges for the Dartford Crossing; notes that it was clearly stated on the face of the original Dartford Crossing Bill that toll charges would cease once the capital costs of the crossing had been met, which happened some years ago; believes that politicians and political processes and structures are brought into disrepute when politicians break their promises; is deeply disappointed that the £70 million raised from crossing tolls each year is not spent on improving road infrastructure for local people who mostly pay the toll; believes the toll discriminates against people of Essex and Kent; and therefore urges the Government to withdraw its proposals and review in Parliament the principles of charging a toll on the Dartford Crossing.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

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leave out from `that' in line 4 to `Kent' in line 8 and insert `is concerned that residents living in north Kent and south Essex have never been consulted directly since the end of the original concession agreement as to whether or not the toll charge scheme should be retained, unlike local residents affected by the London Congestion Charging Scheme and the Durham Congestion Charging Scheme, the only other congestion charging schemes operating in the UK; is disappointed that the £70 million raised from the crossing tolls each year is not earmarked for local public transport and road infrastructure projects in north Kent and south Essex;'.
Labour, Dartford
EDM 2826A1: tabled on 30 October 2006