HC Deb 15 June 1999 vol 333 cc84-5W
Mr. Drew

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions what plans he has to set targets in respect of his proposals to reduce road traffic levels; and if he will make a statement. [86433]

Ms Glenda Jackson

The Government are already implementing policies to tackle road traffic as a vital part of our integrated transport strategy set out in last year's White Paper. We already have a number of international and national targets for protecting the environment and promoting more sustainable transport, and will ask the Commission for Integrated Transport, which will be starting work shortly, to advise us on further targets. We remain committed to publishing our first report under the Road Traffic Reduction (National Targets) Act 1998, on the issue of whether to set a national traffic reduction target, by the end of this year.