HC Deb 05 November 1980 vol 991 cc1270-1
11. Mr. Parris

asked the Minister of Transport if he will take further steps to publicise the car-sharing proposals contained in the Transport Bill.

Mr. Fowler

The leaflets and posters that we have distributed have had an enthusiastic response. Great interest is being shown both by local newspapers and local radio. There has also been an excellent response from employers and voluntary organisations, with whom I am in close touch. I am now considering building on this with a further publicity campaign in the new year.

Mr. Parris

As I am reassured by that answer, I have no further question.

Mr. Moate

Is my right hon. Friend aware that in one of the recent radio advertisements inviting people to write in for these leaflets, half the radio time was taken up by asking them to write to the Department of Transport Publicity Stores, Building 3, Victoria Road, South Ruislip, Middlesex HA4 ONZ? Would it be possible to produce a longer address, to ensure that any would-be car user is guaranteed to get writer's cramp?

Mr. Fowler

My hon. Friend has put his finger on a defect in our campaign which I confess I did not know about. I shall follow it up, and I should be most surprised if we could not improve on it.