§ Mr. Faulds
asked the Secretary of State for Transport if, when he next meets the chairman of London Regional Transport, he will seek from him an estimate of the additional sums of money received as a result of London underground ticket machines not providing the correct change; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. David Mitchell
My right hon. Friend does not discuss detailed operational matters with the chairman of London Regional Transport. We approved last year investment of £135 million in a new ticketing system for the underground, which will involve replacing all the existing ticket machines.