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Infrastructure Bill [Lords]

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions – in the House of Commons at 4:45 pm on 8th December 2014.

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Photo of Richard Burden Richard Burden Shadow Minister (Transport) 4:45 pm, 8th December 2014

The hon. Lady is absolutely right on this point: protecting our planet and our environment has to be centre stage for any serious Government at the moment. It is also absolutely right that in a whole range of areas we need to look for the most effective and environmentally sensitive forms of transport. Does one conclude therefore that all road building is wrong and that congestion does not need to be tackled? No, because all those things must be done as well, but they must be done sensitively and in harmony with our environment.

That was said by the Opposition in the other place, and we will be exploring all those areas if this Bill gets as far as Committee stage.