§ 56. Mr. Dormand
asked the Secretary of State for Transport if he will make a statement on the progress of the Government's cycling policies.
§ Mrs. Chalker
The basis of the Government's cycling policies is the statement issued in January 1982. That included the legislative proposals contained in the Cycle Tracks Bill introduced by my hon. Friend the Member for Barrow and Furness (Mr. Franks), and I hope that the Bill will receive the support of the House.
More county councils have indicated support for cycling activities in their transport policies and programmes this year than ever before. The Department continues to expand its programme of financial support for innovatory cycle schemes and to update and extend its published technical advice to local authorities.