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Parliament to debate ‘Get Britain Cycling’ report after Julian Huppert’s call

by Steve Beasant on 23 June, 2013

Liberal Democrat MP for Cambridge Julian Huppert has succeeded in his call for a Parliamentary debate into a report on how to make cycling safer across Britain.

The report contains 18 recommendations from the All Party Parliamentary Group on Cycling inquiry led by Julian Huppert.

Julian Huppert’s call for a discussion on the Get Britain Cycling report has been supported by Parliament’s Backbench Business Committee and he hopes MPs will turn out in large numbers to support the debate.

“This is very good news,” he said. “This report contains the evidence from experts from all fields about how we can improve cycling in this country, making it safer for cyclists on our roads and encourage people to see cycling as a viable means of transport.

“We can only implement the recommendations included in this report if we have full support from this government. This debate keeps the pressure on and makes sure that cycling stays firmly at the top of its agenda.

“I hope we MPs will turn out in large numbers to support this debate so that we can give it the high profile it deserves and needs to make our government act.”

No date has yet been set for the debate but it is expected to take place in the next few weeks.

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