§ Mr. Baker
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, pursuant to the oral answer of 3 February 1998,Official Report, column 834, what plans he has to set departmental targets for (a) Ministers and (b) civil servants to reduce car mileage; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Ms Glenda Jackson
[holding answer 10 February 1998]: As part of the Government's commitment to reduce over-dependency on the car a "Guide to Green Transport Plans" was issued to all Departments in September 1997 which set out practical and comprehensive advice on how to set up plans to minimise the effect of staff travel on the environment. We have not set departmental targets for Ministers or for civil servants to reduce car mileage. My Department is discussing with other Government Departments what targets would be appropriate for the setting of Green Transport Plans for all main Government buildings.