The Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) has published its Ninth Report of Session 2005-06, 'Reducing Carbon Emissions from Transport'.

This wide-ranging Report builds on but expands beyond the four reports on aviation published in the last Parliament, to examine and make key recommendations on reducing carbon from every form of transport, but notably road transport.

The report concludes that the Department for Transport seems to see carbon-intensive activities and economic growth as going hand in hand, and argues that the Government should take much more decisive action to shift the balance of affordability in favour of trains, buses, and lower carbon cars and lorries.

Full copies of the report can be obtained from TSO outlets and from the Parliamentary Bookshop, 12 Bridge Street, Parliament Square, London SW1A 2JX (020 7219 3890) by quoting House of Commons No 981, or online at


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