Decarbonisation

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

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Photo of Marco Longhi Marco Longhi Conservative, Dudley North

What steps his Department is taking to decarbonise the transport sector.

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

We are creating a transport decarbonisation plan, to be published by the end of the year, setting out a bold and ambitious pathway for the decarbonisation of transport.

Photo of Marco Longhi Marco Longhi Conservative, Dudley North

Will the Secretary of State please do all he can to bring forward the very light rail scheme in Dudley so that we can benefit not just from the environmental impact that the scheme will bring, but from the economic benefits as we bounce back from covid-19?

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

I am aware of my hon. Friend’s enthusiasm and support for the very light rail scheme in Dudley, and we are keen to support it. It is important to get Dudley Council working with the West Midlands Combined Authority and the local enterprise partnership. We very much look forward to receiving the detailed business case.