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More on those innovative Brits

    Plans for a nationwide system of road pricing under which motorists could be charged as much as 1.34p a mile are being accelerated dramatically by the Government.

    Alistair Darling, the Secretary of State for Transport, wants to introduce a mass pilot scheme in one of the UK's large conburbations - possibly the West Midlands - within the next five years. This could pave the way for the introduction of a scheme covering the whole country on a much faster timetable than ministers had originally planned.

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