HC Deb 22 January 2002 vol 378 cc709-10W
Mr. Andrew Turner

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions (1) how many extra commuters a day he estimates will travel to London from each county in the south-east of England as a result of the meeting of his house building targets; [28731]

(2) what estimate he has made of the number of extra (a) rail passenger journeys per day into each London terminus and (b) road journeys on each motorway into London as a result of meeting his house building targets. [28730]

Ms Keeble

Statistics on travel patterns are available from a variety of both local and national sources, including the National Labour Force Survey and the National Travel Survey. However, the relationship between the house building targets set out in Regional Planning Guidance for the South East (RPG9) and the volume of commuter travel into London is a complex one. It would therefore not be sensible to estimate how many extra commuters will travel to London from counties in the south-east as a result of those targets being met.

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