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Committee report response: Clearer link needed between transport tax and spend

24 July 2009
Campaign for Better Transport welcomed today’s report by the Transport Select Committee which argues that there should be a clearer link between the Treasury and transport policy to assuage public mistrust in motoring taxes.

Richard George, the group’s roads and climate campaigner, said:

"The motoring lobby needs to accept that it has lost the argument that motoring taxes should only be spent on roads. We need a grown-up debate on transport taxation and spending. The Government must listen to this select committee and begin to spend a sizeable portion of motoring taxes on giving people real travel choices and breaking the cycle of car dependency."