HC Deb 12 November 1991 vol 198 cc431-2W
Mr. Bowis

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what plans he has for the management of the Docklands light railway; and whether he will make a statement.

Mr. Rifkind

We intend that there should be new management arrangements for the DLR. The railway has a vital role in the regeneration of Docklands, and there is a strong case for uniting it with the London Docklands development corporation, whose prime objective that regeneration is. Subject to the outcome of any necessary consultations, I therefore intend asking the chairman of London Regional Transport to transfer responsibility for the DLR to the LDDC. The effective date of the transfer will be announced when the necessary procedures and detailed arrangements are completed.