Covid-19: Economic Recovery

Part of Transport – in the House of Commons on 2nd July 2020.

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Photo of Grant Shapps Grant Shapps The Secretary of State for Transport

I thank the hon. Gentleman for his question, but I take issue with his numbers: I think that transport accounts for about a third of greenhouse gases, rather than just a quarter, so he is right about the urgency of the situation. We absolutely believe in tackling this problem. That is why this country has legislated to be zero-carbon by 2050. When it comes to transport, he will be interested to hear that I am setting up the net zero board to push forward with all these important targets.