'A new regulatory body, OFROAD, amounts to a presentational gimmick designed to disguise John Prescott's anti-motorist policies.
'As usual, Downing Street seems more concerned about presentation than policy. It is known that Number 10 is worried about John Prescott's anti-car stance and this latest proposal appears to be a desperate, panic measure.
'It is highly doubtful that more bureaucracy will improve the conditions on our roads. It will certainly not alleviate the pain of Labour's£9bn of extra fuel taxes over the course of this parliament.