Ministers from the DfT and Wales, to attend cycling Inquiry – press release

Witnesses will answer questions on the government’s role in the cycling debate, including the need for leadership, cross-departmental cooperation and ambitious targets when the sixth and final session of the All Party Parliamentary Cycling Group Inquiry is held on Monday 4th March in Parliament.

Norman Baker MP and Stephen Hammond MP will represent the Department for Transport, and Carl Sargeant AM will represent the Welsh Assembly. Jon Snow from Channel 4 News and the Mayor of London’s Cycling Commissioner, Andrew Gilligan will also give evidence.

The ‘Get Britain Cycling’ Inquiry – which is backed by the major cycling organisations – is seeking views on how the government can help get more people cycling by making it safer and more accessible.

There will be a live audio feed at www.spreaker.com/user/allpartycycling and a live blog at www.allpartycycling.org/news

Wednesday’s session will be attended five panels of witnesses including:

  • Norman Baker MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department of Transport
  • Stephen Hammond MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department of Transport
  • Carl Sargeant AM, the Minister for Social Justice and Local Government from the Welsh Assembly Government
  • Jon Snow
  • Andrew Gilligan, Cycling Commissioner for London
  • Isabel Dedring, Deputy Mayor of London
  • The Association of Chief Police Officers
  • The Crown Prosecution Service
  • European Cycling Federation
  • Dutch Cycling Embassy

The session will be held in Portcullis House in The Boothroyd Room between 14:00 and 16:00.

The Group will produce a report of the Inquiry’s findings, which will be presented to government in April 2013.

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