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Diesel Spills

Volume 449: debated on Wednesday 19 July 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will discuss with oil companies and retailers measures that could be taken to reduce the risk of diesel spills to motorcycle users. (86274)

The Government’s Motorcycling Strategy sets out how we are working closely with a range of interested organisations to develop a clear understanding of the road safety risk of diesel spillage and to develop solutions. This is being taken forward in the Motorcycle Technical, Engineering and Environmental task group and the Traffic Management, Planning and Transport Policy task group, within which motorcycle users are already involved. I would welcome the involvement of oil companies and retailers and will ask the groups to see how this could be encouraged.