HC Deb 12 December 1996 vol 287 c294W
Mr. Spellar

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what are the current objectives of the road and vehicle safety directorate. [8328]

Mr. Bowis

The road and vehicle safety directorate contributes to my right hon. Friend's objectives set out in the "Transport Report 1966" and, in particular, to promoting transport safety by seeking to reduce the number of road accidents in which people are killed and injured and to reducing the adverse impact of transport on the environment through tighter vehicle standards and other measures.