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Roads: Lorries

Volume 470: debated on Monday 7 January 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps she is taking to reduce congestion caused by heavy goods vehicles on roads. (175635)

To reduce congestion the Department provides direct grant funding to support the use of rail and water freight where appropriate. This year these mode-shift programmes are expected to remove 1.1 million lorry journeys from the roads. The Government also promote efficiency within the road sector through the Freight Best Practice and other programmes.