HC Deb 16 December 1997 vol 303 c121
29. Mr. Matthew Taylor

If he will make a statement on the contribution of transport policy to the (a) Government's carbon dioxide reduction targets and (b) the Government's commitments made at the Kyoto conference. [19424]

Mr. Prescott

As the Kyoto negotiations have now been completed, I shall be making a statement shortly.

Mr. Taylor

Does the right hon. Gentleman recall that "In Trust for Tomorrow" promised a detailed environmental statement on the Government's new legislation and major policy announcements? As the Government's White Paper on transport will be vital to their strategy, will he ensure that there is an assessment of its impact, including a carbon budget, so that we can judge how the policies are intended to meet the Government's carbon dioxide reduction target?

Mr. Prescott