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Transport written question – answered on 20th July 2011.

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Photo of Maria Eagle Maria Eagle Shadow Secretary of State for Transport

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Mode Shift Revenue Support Grant in encouraging modal shift of freight.

Photo of Mike Penning Mike Penning The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport

An assessment of the estimated number of lorry journeys removed and the benefits this has delivered has been undertaken for the first full year of the Mode Shift Revenue Support scheme. This indicates that over 900,000 lorry journeys were removed from Britain's roads as a result of MSRS grant support in the 12 months to 31 March 2011. Approximately 130,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions were thus avoided.

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