Road Transport: Decarbonisation

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Transport – in the House of Commons on 18th July 2019.

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Photo of Andy McDonald Andy McDonald Shadow Secretary of State for Transport

The best way of decarbonising road transport is to ensure that more people use public transport. It was therefore alarming to hear the Secretary of State tell the Select Committee on Transport yesterday that he thought that automated vehicles were the answer and that any modal shift should be incremental. Incremental? There is a climate emergency now and an incremental response will not cut it. Does not this show that the Secretary of State is not taking the climate crisis seriously?