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Volume 495: debated on Wednesday 1 July 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps have been taken to implement the bicycle purchase initiative in his Department’s agencies’ offices in Merseyside. (282557)

The Home Office is planning to introduce —during the current financial year—the ‘Cycle2Work’ tax efficient bicycle loan scheme across its estates.

Under the scheme rules the Home Office and its agencies cannot state from the outset that the cycles will be made available for purchase at the end of the 12 month hire period.