HC Deb 14 July 1999 vol 335 cc264-5W
Mr. Brake

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food how many kilometres have been travelled on his Department's business in each of the last three years broken down by(a) foot, (b) bike, (c) bus, (d) train, (e) tram, (f) light-rail, (g) plane, (h) motorbike, (i) car, (j) taxi, (k) river-taxi and (l) other modes of transport; what plans and targets his Department has to reduce the kilometres travelled by private transport by his Department's employees; and if he will make a statement. [91016]

Mr. Morley

[holding answer 13 July 1999]The information on business travel is not collected in the form requested and therefore cannot be provided. As published in the Integrated Transport White Paper in July 1998, the Government have set a target that all Government Department headquarters buildings and main buildings occupied by Executive Agencies should have Green Transport Plans by March 1999 and all other key buildings by March 2000.

We have completed Green Transport Plans for all our London headquarters buildings and our York building, which houses two of the Ministry's Executive Agencies and we are developing plans for all our other key buildings in line with the targets set out in the White Paper. The plans include measures to reduce single-occupancy car use by employees for commuting and business travel, including extending and encouraging wider use of the Department's video conferencing network and promoting suitable car sharing schemes.