§ Mr. Heffer
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many delegations have written to him requesting a meeting to discuss Merseytravel's case for Government assistance; and how many he has met.
§ Mr. Atkins
I received three requests to meet delegations; hon. Members from Merseyside made their views known to me, both orally and in writing. I took these into account before making my decision, which was based primarily on the written submissions prepared by Merseytravel.