HC Deb 01 July 1997 vol 297 c130W
48. Mr. Barnes

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions what representations he has received recently regarding the transit of bicycles on the public transport system; and if he will make a statement. [4711]

Ms Glenda Jackson

I have received 29 representations about the transit of bicycles on trains.

The Government supports the objectives of the national cycling strategy and the aim of a fourfold increase in cycling by 2012, as pail of an integrated transport policy. The Government will be encouraging improvements in conditions for cycling, and we intend to play a lull part in the National Cycling Forum, which has been set up to co-ordinate delivery of the strategy.

I recently presented a cycle mark to Anglia Railways under the rail operations' code of practice for cyclists for its bikes on trains initiatives.