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Car Sharing

Volume 975: debated on Wednesday 5 December 1979

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asked the Minister of Transport what plans he intends to put forward to encourage car sharing.


asked the Minister of Transport what proposals he has for encouraging car sharing, particularly during peak hours.


asked the Minister of Transport if he has received the report of the Transport and Road Research Laboratory on car sharing and car pooling; and if he will make a statement.

I intend to do all I can to encourage people using their cars to share them, particularly for journeys to and from work and in areas poorly served by public transport. As the TRRL report quoted illustrates, this could mean large resource savings. The Transport Bill now before the House will remove the remaining unnecessary barriers to ordinary people giving lifts in their private cars on a cost-sharing basis.