Debate on Cycling APPG report 'Get Britain Cycling'

02 September 2013

On Monday 2 September MPs debated a motion relating to the All-Party Parliamentary Cycling Group's report 'Get Britain Cycling'. The Backbench Business Committee scheduled this debate following a representation from Dr Julian Huppert.

Watch the debate and read a transcript

The debate was opened by Dr Julian Huppert.

Text of backbench motion:

"That this House welcomes the recommendations of the All-Party Parliamentary Cycling Group’s report ‘Get Britain Cycling’; endorses the target of 10 per cent of all journeys being by bike by 2025, and 25 per cent by 2050; and calls on the Government to show strong political leadership, including an annual Cycling Action Plan and sustained funding for cycling."

Question put and agreed to. Resolved.

Watch the debate on Parliament TV and read the views expressed by MPs in Commons Hansard.

How the subject was selected

The subject for this debate was determined by the Backbench Business Committee following representations from Dr Julian Huppert at the Committee's public meeting on 9 July.

Backbench Business Committee

The Backbench Business Committee meets weekly on Tuesdays at 3pm to consider requests for debates from any backbench Members of Parliament on any subject, including those raised in e-petitions or national campaigns.

An MP must make a representation before the Committee for an e-petition or petition to be debated; e-petitions exceeding the Government's 100,000 signature threshold are not automatically allocated backbench time.

The Committee then has to decide how to allocate the limited Parliamentary time it has at its disposal. The Committee's meetings are always conducted in public and can be watched on Parliament TV.

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