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Motorists have been told that vehicle tax may be scrapped and replaced with a new system of pay-as-you-drive tolls. Transport Minister Norman Baker said that a shake up was inevitable, saying "Every government of every colour will get there, whatever parties say now.”


Rail cable theft laws to be tightened

Scrap-metal dealers who sell on stolen signal cabling will face tighter laws in an attempt to end a trade that has affected 4m rail passengers, the Transport Minister announced yesterday. Norman Baker called for laws to be reviewed, saying the Government was looking at "what further steps might be necessary in regulation and legislation to deal with a very serious problem that is having a big impact on the economy and on passengers".


Transport minister Norman Baker has launched an inquiry into the employment of foreign cab drivers after being taken for a ride by a taxi driver who he said had a "limited grasp of English".


Govt to hold sat-nav summit

The Government is to host a summit to address the problems caused when lorry and car drivers are misdirected by out-of-date directions from their satellite navigation systems. The talks will be held by Local Transport Minister Norman Baker in March, and will ensure "everything possible" is done to get vehicles on the right roads.


Transport minister Norman Baker has defended criticisms from the president of the AA and top traffic police officer Mike Giannasi, saying “this Government is firmly committed to road safety."


MPs have warned that rural bus fares could rise if the government decides to cut a £500m bus industry grant. The government has confirmed the grant is under review, but MPs have said cutting the funding could isolate communities.