HC Deb 21 December 1982 vol 34 cc468-9W
Mr. Trotter

asked the Secretary of State for Transport what proportion of the costs of the Tyne and Wear Metro has been met by central Government funds; what was the total sum so involved; and if he will also express the figures in current prices.

Mr. Eyre

By the time construction is finished, it is estimated that the Tyne and Wear Metro will have cost about £290 million, equivalent to about £425 million at current prices. More than two-thirds of this will have been contributed by the Government.

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