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Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Transport – in the House of Commons on 21st March 2019.

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Photo of Laurence Robertson Laurence Robertson Conservative, Tewkesbury

In the past 12 months, 845 road incidents involving horses have been reported to the British Horse Society alone. There will have been many more, but those incidents resulted in 87 horses and four people being killed, as well as many injuries. What steps can the Minister take to improve horse and rider safety on the roads? Will he discuss this with Ministers in the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs to see whether more bridleways can be provided to help alleviate the problem?