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Part of Backbench Business — Private Members’ Bills – in the House of Commons at 6:02 pm on 2nd September 2013.

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Photo of Steve Pound Steve Pound Shadow Minister (Northern Ireland) 6:02 pm, 2nd September 2013

The hon. Gentleman is absolutely right to stress the benefits, but does he accept, as I hope most in the House would, that there are also associated tragedies? One thinks of Mary Bowers, who is still in a coma, and one thinks of the excellent campaign run by The Times, “Cities fit for cycling”. Does he accept that cycling is not only a marvellous, fit and healthy way to travel but should be protected and that cyclists should be safe?