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Department for Transport written question – answered on 19th July 2019.

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Photo of Dan Jarvis Dan Jarvis Labour, Barnsley Central

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has plans to appoint a national active travel commissioner.

Photo of Michael Ellis Michael Ellis Minister of State (Department for Transport)

The Government made a commitment to appoint a cycling and walking champion as one of the fifty actions in its response to the Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy: Safety Review, which was published in November 2018. The Department has been considering the appropriate scope and remit for the role, and has been discussing this informally with a number of stakeholders. I also plan to discuss this matter shortly with the regional Cycling and Walking Commissioners who have already been appointed in different parts of the country.

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