Department for Transport written question – answered at on 20 September 2017.

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

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many (a) officials, (b) other staff and (c) private contractors in his Department are responsible for Government policy on cycling.

Photo of Jesse Norman Jesse Norman Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

The Department’s Active and Accessible Travel team includes approximately 15 officials and 4 secondees from local authorities and other organisations who work full-time or part-time on cycling and walking policies. The team does not employ any private contractors. Around a dozen or so other officials elsewhere in the Department also work in a full-time or part-time capacity on matters relevant to cycling.

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