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MORE BUREAUCRACY WONT IMPROVE OUR ROADS - TORIES

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Shadow roads minister Bernard Jenkin has dubbed the government's proposal for a new quango, OFROAD, as a cheap gimm...
Shadow roads minister Bernard Jenkin has dubbed the government's proposal for a new quango, OFROAD, as a cheap gimmick to disguise Labours anti-car agenda. He said:

'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.

'Why can't ministers accept their responsibilities instead of shuffling them off into a new quango? Money should be used to maintain our road network, not to give more jobs to bureaucrats.'
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