§ Mr. Kaufman
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to his reply on escalators at St. John's Wood to the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton,Official Report, 29 January, column 55, what explanation he received from London Underground as to why that escalator was still out of service on 7 February; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Portillo
This is a matter within London Underground's management responsibility, for which it should answer. However, the information given in my previous reply was given in good faith. I understand the repair is taking longer than expected, and that the work should now be complete by 26 February.