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Part of Backbench Business — Private Members’ Bills – in the House of Commons at 7:17 pm on 2nd September 2013.

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Photo of John Stevenson John Stevenson Conservative, Carlisle 7:17 pm, 2nd September 2013

Indeed. We should remember that this is not just about funding coming from the centre; we should not always be looking to central Government to take the lead. Local government also has a critical role to play, as my hon. Friend has just pointed out. Its activities can encourage or discourage cyclists, and the resources that it is willing to provide are important. Local authorities can provide innovation and leadership in their own communities to improve the opportunities for cycling.