HC Deb 16 January 1990 vol 165 cc142-3W
Mr. Alton

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment how many personal journeys are made in the United Kingdom each year; and if he will initiate research to estimate gains to be made in vehicle pollution abatement by a ten fold expansion of cycling in the United Kingdom.

Mr. Trippier

"Transport Statistics Great Britain, 1978–8" (HMSO, September 1989) includes tables showing the passenger/kilometres travelled using the main modes of transport, and journeys per person per week. No research is planned to estimate gains in vehicle pollution abatement following from an expansion of cycling.