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London assembly seeks fleet views on congestion

FLEETS are due to be asked their views on plans by the Greater London Authority to introduce congestion charges in the capital with the publication of a 'discussion document'. National press reports that Mayor of London Ken Livingstone is planning to impose inner city congestion charges of up to £7.50 per car per day by the end of 2002 have been dismissed by his office as 'ill-informed'.

The new Greater London Authority has also denied that a paper detailing toll zone areas, permits and fixed penalties was to be published this week. The'discussion document' will invite proposals and opinions from key transport groups and users - including fleets.

A spokesman for the authority said: 'I don't know where the papers got their information, but it certainly wasn't from us. The reports are ill-informed and speculative. It's way too early to talk about specific charges and zones.'

The Government, in publishing its ten year transport plan, said it expected the London Mayor to introduce congestion charging or workplace parking levies following improvements in public transport 'some time between 2003 and 2005'.

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