Department for Transport written question – answered at on 27 June 2018.

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Photo of Barry Sheerman Barry Sheerman Labour/Co-operative, Huddersfield

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps the Government is taking to facilitate increased uptake of (a) ultra-low emission vehicles and (b) active travel.

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

This Government is investing nearly £1.5bn‎ between April 2015 and March 2021 in one of the most comprehensive global programmes of support for ultra-low emission vehicles. Our ambition is for almost every car and van to be zero emission by 2050 and to achieve this we will end the sale of new conventional petrol and diesel cars and vans by 2040. The Government’s forthcoming Road to Zero strategy will provide further detail on our ambitions and how we plan to achieve this transition.

We want to make cycling and walking the natural choices for shorter journeys, or as part of a longer journey. The Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy, published in April 2017, sets out how the Government intends to do this, and identifies £1.2bn which may be invested in cycling and walking from 2016 to 2021.

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