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Car Journeys

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Transport – in the House of Commons at 10:30 am on 18th March 2010.

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Photo of Andrew Robathan Andrew Robathan Opposition Deputy Chief Whip (Commons) 10:30 am, 18th March 2010

May I take the Minister back to 6 June 1997 when the then Deputy Prime Minister and Secretary of State for Transport, in an interview with The Guardian, said:

"I will have failed in this if in five years there are not...far fewer journeys by car. It is a tall order but I want you to hold me to it"?

I know that Mr. Prescott has moved on, but I wonder if I might hold the Government to it, and ask the Minister, first, what he will do about it, and, secondly, why would anybody believe anything that any Labour Minister says after this?

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