HC Deb 20 May 1994 vol 243 c599W
Ms Walley

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what is his latest assessment of the effect of(a) lowest traffic forecasts and (b) highest traffic forecasts on the Government's commitment made at the United Nations conference on environment and development to reduce carbon dioxide levels to 1990 levels; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. MacGregor

The "low" and "high" traffic forecasts were taken into account when compiling the CO, projections for road transport and deciding on the measures which were announced in "Climate Change, the UK programme". Emissions from the transport sector, along with those from other sectors, are monitored so that any significant changes from expected trends that might persist for some time could be accomodated by revision of the measures in the programme. The four months since announcement of the strategy is too short a period in which to perceive significant deviations from trend projections.