Government's 10-year Transport Plan — 1 Feb 2006 at 18:49
Oliver Letwin MP, West Dorset did not vote.
I beg to move,
That this House notes that 2006 marks the beginning of the second half of the decade covered by the Government's Ten Year Plan for Transport; further notes that a substantial proportion of the commitments and specific projects outlined in the document Transport 2010: The Ten Year Plan have subsequently been abandoned; further notes that overcrowding on roads and railways is getting worse; and expresses its concern that, at a time when record amounts of money are being spent on transport, so many of the schemes which could ease overcrowding have been dropped or delayed indefinitely by the Government.
I beg to move, To leave out from "House" to the end of the Question, and add instead thereof:
"acknowledges the importance of providing a clear strategy of sustained long-term investment and forward planning to address decades of under-investment in the transport system; welcomes the further investment and new strategic framework provided by the subsequent Future of Transport White Paper; recognises the achievements since the 10 Year Plan was published, including the highest number of people using the railways since the 1960s and the delivery of major strategic road schemes, with further schemes either under way or due to start before April 2008; acknowledges that one of the main reasons for the continuing pressure on transport networks is that the United Kingdom is enjoying the longest period of sustained economic growth for more than 200 years; and supports the Government's determination to take the decisions which will be required to meet these pressures and put UK transport on a sustainable footing, including tackling the environmental impacts of transport, trialling road-pricing and building on the improvements in rail performance, as well as planning for long-term transport needs."
Question put accordingly, That the original words stand part of the Question:-
The House divided: Ayes 226, Noes 318.
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|Party||Majority (No)||Minority (Aye)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||0||168 (+2 tell)||0||86.7%|
|Lab||317 (+2 tell)||0||0||90.4%|