Sir George calls on young people to take part in Transport Debate
11 Apr 2006
Sir George Young is actively taking part in the online debate and wants schools and young people across North west Hampshire to get involved in the upcoming www.HeadsUp.org.uk debate on public transport.

"As a former Secretary of State for Transport, I am interested in views on how we build a sustainable transport system"

Now, under-18s will get the opportunity to make their voices heard in a secure and structured online debate, organised by the Hansard Society. ‘Green for Go? Is public transport up to 21st Century challenges?’ will run from April 24 to May 12, 2006 at www.HeadsUp.org.uk

The ‘Green for Go? Is public transport up to 21st Century challenges?’ forum puts key questions to participating young people:

• How good is the local transport near you? Is it reliable and cheap to use?
• Do you worry about the impact of public transport upon the environment?
• What is the financial impact and implications for young people of using public transport?
• Do you feel safe and welcome on local public transport?

Sir George is calling on all Headteachers to endorse the debate and comments: “I fully support the HeadsUp initiative and call on all the young people in North West Hants to do the same – get involved online at www.HeadsUp.org.uk This is a fantastic opportunity for young people to question and debate with MPs like myself and help influence the public transport agenda.”

HeadsUp (www.headsup.org.uk) is an innovative website where under-18s debate political issues and processes with a range of key decision-makers from Parliament and relevant stakeholders. For more detailed information or assistance in getting involved in HeadsUp contact Barry Griffiths at b.g.griffiths@hansard.lse.ac.uk or 0207 438 1214.
 
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