HC Deb 11 June 1990 vol 174 cc11-2
13. Mr. Robert G. Hughes

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what road and public transport measures his Department have to boost inner-city regeneration.

Mr. Atkins

We are providing support on a massive scale for new public transport infrastructure and roads to improve access to the inner cities. Examples include the Greater Manchester Metrolink and the Jubilee line extension to consolidate the regeneration of London's docklands.

Mr. Hughes

I thank my hon. Friend for that answer. Does he agree that the massive regeneration of the inner cities under the stewardship of this Government has been as a result of the imaginative combination of private money and private initiative, with the public grants that have been given, mainly by his Department?

Mr. Atkins

With his usual perspicacity, my hon. Friend has hit the nail absolutely on the head.

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