The Committee heard this was an issue of cross-party appeal and of topical public interest following the recent launch of The Times 'Cities fit for cycling' campaign.
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The subject for this debate was determined by the Backbench Business Committee following a representation by Dr Julian Huppert on 7 February 2012.
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