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TORIES EXPOSE BYERS' POWER TO STOP CHARGING

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Calls have been made for the government to block London mayor Ken Livingstone's congestion charging plans. ...
Calls have been made for the government to block London mayor Ken Livingstone's congestion charging plans.

Research commissioned by the Conservative Party has, it claims, revealed how central government has the power to stop the scheme.

The Tories maintain any charges introduced under the Greater London Authority Act 1999 must conform to the mayor's transport strategy, but the secretary of state can challenge this if he considers there will be adverse affects outside London.

Tory transport spokesman Eric Pickles said: 'I am calling upon the government to realise the damaging effect of this tax.'
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