Clause 1 - Road safety grants

Part of Road Safety Bill [Lords] – in a Public Bill Committee at 11:15 am on 21st March 2006.

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Photo of Stephen Ladyman Stephen Ladyman Minister of State, Department for Transport 11:15 am, 21st March 2006

I give the hon. Gentleman the assurance that he seeks. An example of a project that has been funded is one in Stoke-on-Trent that involved Blurton dads’ club, which is run alongside Sure Start. There was also a grant of a little less than £1 million to an older pedestrians’ initiative and one of about £1 million to a project in Liverpool called “Our walk to school.” Those are neighbourhood road safety initiative projects that we have funded. The hon. Gentleman might also want to look at a scheme called Kerbcraft, which teaches young children practical roadside skills. I hope that those are the sorts of educational schemes to which he referred.