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Departments: Public Transport

Volume 462: debated on Wednesday 11 July 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate his Department has made of the number of its staff using public transport to commute. (147327)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what incentives he has considered to encourage staff in his Department to use public transport. (148818)

The Department offers interest-free loans for season tickets for travel to work. Use of public transport is encouraged by departmental policies including limited car parking, flexible working, using public transport during the course of travel and making use of travel websites and information services, such as Transport Direct. Staff are also informed about local transport initiatives and promotions.