§ Mr. Greg Knight
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what plans he has to encourage the greater use of electrically assisted pedal cycles in the UK; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Mr. Jamieson
[holding answer 15 September 2004]: Electrically assisted pedal cycles complying with the requirements in The Electrically Assisted Pedal Cycles Construction and Use Regulations 1983 are able to use facilities provided for ordinary bicycles. The Government are committed to encouraging more cycling as a healthy, useful and enjoyable means of travel.
Our White Paper, "The Future of Transport", confirmed our long-term aim to increase levels of cycling and followed the publication in June of "Walking and Cycling: an action plan". That plan includes more than 40 practical actions from across Government to encourage and promote walking and cycling through improved facilities, training, education and promotion.