HC Deb 20 July 1999 vol 335 c478W
Miss Geraldine Smith

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions what measures he is taking to reduce traffic in the Lake District. [90375]

Ms Glenda Jackson

The Government are funding the Lake District transport package to promote the use of public transport. Cumbria County Council was allocated £957.384 for 1998–99 in Rural Bus Services Grant. It has also been allocated the same amount for 1999–2000. It is important for the local economy that sustainable tourism is encouraged. The Government believe that integrated transport, with attractive public transport options, is the key to managing unacceptable car growth.