§ 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. 
§ 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.