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National Motorcycling Strategy

Volume 448: debated on Thursday 6 July 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much it cost to (a) research, (b) write and (c) publish the National Motorcycling Strategy. (82212)

The Government's Motorcycling Strategy was published in February 2005. This built on the work of the Advisory Group on Motorcycling, which was established in 1999 and produced its final report in August 2004. The work involved in the Advisory Group on Motorcycling and in producing the Government's Motorcycling Strategy formed part of normal civil service duties.

Three documents were published as part of this process.

Information on the design and printing costs for the Advisory Group on Motorcycling—interim report, April 2001 could only be provided at disproportionate cost. The costs of the other two documents are as follows:—

Advisory Group on Motorcycling—final report to Government, August 2004, printing and typesetting, total cost £1,371.60 plus VAT

The Government's Motorcycling Strategy, February 2005, printing and typesetting, total cost £4,260.00 plus VAT

Various motorcycle research projects have been undertaken, as part of the Department for Transport's road safety research programme, which informed the work of the Advisory Group on Motorcycling and the Government's Motorcycling Strategy. The total costs for completed research is £1,295,650 plus VAT and includes the following projects:

‘Police fatal road accident reports—Analysis’;

‘Multivariate Analysis of Motorcyclist's Accident Risk Factors’;

‘Scoping Study on Motorcycling Training’;

‘The Older Motorcyclist’;

‘SUNFLOWER+6 Extension’;

‘In-depth Study of Motorcycle Accidents’.

There are also several ongoing motorcycle research projects arising from this work. The total cost for these projects is £487,304 plus VAT which are:

‘In-depth Study of Motorcycle Training’;

‘Car Drivers' Skills and Attitudes in Relation to Motorcycle Safety’;

‘Rider Fatigue and Accident Risk’;

‘Analysis of OTS Data to Supplement Maids Motorcycle Study’.