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GREEN TRANSPORT WEEK

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1333A1: tabled on 21 June 1994

Tabled in the 1993-94 session.

This motion has been signed by 12 Members. It is an amendment to an existing motion.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

This is an amendment to an existing motion

This motion was originally tabled by Jean Corston on 15 June 1994. This is amendment number 1.

View details of the original motion

Suggested amendment

leave out from 'that' to end and add 'over two thirds of all United Kingdom households have at least one car, and that 70 per cent. of all motorists are in socio-economic groups C1, C2 (lower middle class/ skilled working class) and that they have a richer social, cultural and recreational lifestyle because they have a car; further notes that compared with a new vehicle bought in 1970 a new vehicle bought in 1994 emits no lead, emits 90 per cent. less carbon monoxide and 85 per cent. less oxides of nitrogen and volatile organic compounds, and that because of technology the amount of pollutants in tons/year due to car traffic will decrease by about 75 per cent. between 1992 and 2010; is encouraged by the work of all the motoring organisations promoting balanced transport strategies such as walking, cycling, trains and buses and supports their view that villages, towns and cities should be places where everyone including children and elderly and disabled people, many of whom are increasingly dependent on cars for access, can move freely and safely, that standards be set for clean air and a reduction in greenhouse and acid rain gases from exhaust emissions, that reliable, attractive and affordable rail and bus services should be available, that more goods should be transported by rail and water, that environmental technology in the motor industry should continue to be promoted and that the national heritage should be protected; and calls on central and local government, industry and commerce, and all organisations and people concerned for the environment to support transport strategies commensurate with these aims.'.

Original motion text

That this House notes that transport is one of the major causes of environmental damage and that the number of cars on British roads is increasing and that in Europe each day more cars are being made than the number of babies born; further notes that the richest 6 per cent. of the planet now uses a car daily and that this consumes 80 per cent. of the world's non-renewable energy and that this situation is unsustainable; supports the work of the Environmental Transport Association in organising Green Transport Week and its other awareness-raising work and endorses ETA's aims that priority be given to the most environmentally friendly forms of transport, such as walking, cycling, trains and buses, that villages, towns and cities should be places where everyone, including children and elderly and disabled people, can move freely and safely, that standards be set for clean air and a reduction in greenhouse and acid rain gases from exhaust emissions, that reliable, attractive and affordable rail and bus services should be available, that more goods should be transported by rail and water, that environmental technology in the motor industry should be promoted and that the national heritage should be protected from the damaging effects of transport; and calls on the Government to implement a transport strategy commensurate with these aims.