Transport Committee: Press Notice

Session 2009-10, 8 March 2010

Estimates Day Debate

Estimates Day Debate

MPs to debate Taxes and Charges on Road Users

Estimates Day Debate€”Wednesday 10 March€”House of Commons at c. 4pm

A Transport Committee report* will be debated during an Estimates Day debate in the Chamber of the House of Commons on Wednesday. During the Committee's high-profile inquiry, it took oral evidence from ministers from both the Department for Transport and HM Treasury.

Government spending on roads has almost doubled in real terms since 1999-2000, although it remains far less than is collected in taxes and charges from road users. The report, published in July 2009, called on Government to improve the way in which it justifies taxes on road users by giving the public more explicit and comprehensive information detailing how much money is raised through this route and how it is used. It also called for stronger linkage between Treasury and Transport policy so that UK motorists get clearer signals about congestion and carbon emissions.

*The report is available from:

The press notice launching the report is available from:


  1. Committee Membership is as follows: Mrs Louise Ellman (Chairman) (Liverpool, Riverside), Mr David Clelland (Tyne Bridge), Rt Hon Jeffrey M Donaldson (Lagan Valley), Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering), Mr John Leech (Manchester, Withington), Mr Eric Martlew (Carlisle), Mark Pritchard (The Wrekin), Ms Angela C Smith (Sheffield, Hillsborough), Sir Peter Soulsby (Leicester South), Graham Stringer (Manchester, Blackley), Mr David Wilshire (Spelthorne).
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