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Departmental Transport

Volume 479: debated on Monday 1 September 2008

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when each of his Department's and its agencies' green transport plans were introduced; and if he will place in the Library a copy of each such plan. (209238)

HMRC's green travel strategy is contained within the Department's Sustainable Development Action Plan, which was published in 2007. HMRC also encourages the development of regional green travel plans that are administered on a local level and can be tailored to suit local staff and business needs. HMRC is in the process of updating its plan to reflect revised baselines and new actions in support of Sir Gus O'Donnell's recent response to feedback from the Sustainable Development Commission. I am willing to place a copy of this revised plan in the Library.

The Valuation Office Agency (VOA) does not have a separate transport plan. The VOA is included in HMRC's Sustainable Development Action Plan (SDAP), which includes a green transport strategy, published in 2007.

The Royal Mint introduced its green transport plan in 1999. A copy has been deposited in the Library of the House.

Office of Government Commerce, OGC Buying Solutions, Government Actuaries Department, National Savings and Investments do not currently have a green transport plan.

HM Treasury does not have a green transport plan, but has included detailed information on transport in the 2007-2008 Annual Report.