HC Deb 09 June 2004 vol 422 c470W
John Thurso

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will list the projected growth by 2010 from the 1990 base level of(a) car, (b) freight and (c) total traffic for the EU, broken down by country. [176037]

Mr. Jamieson

The information requested is not available. The Department for Transport's projections for growth of road traffic in England, between 1990 and 2010, based on the National Transport Model, are set out in the table.

With 10 year plan1,2

Index 1990 =100

Cars and taxis 134–140
Goods vehicles (over 3.5 tonnes gvw) 119
Light goods vehicles 169–170
Buses and coaches 122
All motor traffic 136–142
1 The range reflects key uncertainties in the modelling relating to forecasts of factors that influence travel, such as how people's choices are influenced by income growth and changes in the relative costs of each mode. In some cases both ends of the range produce the same forecast.
2 Growth between 1990 and 1993 is based on Great Britain data.