HC Deb 03 December 1993 vol 233 cc759-60W
Ms Ruddock

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what Government contribution will be made towards the joint venture proposals for the extension to the docklands light railway to Lewisham, announced in his Budget speech; and what help Ministers will give in assembling the private finance needed for the project.

Mr. Baldry

No Government grant or subsidy will be made towards the costs of the extension to Lewisham of the docklands light railway. The joint venture will be taken forward by the London Docklands development corporation—owners of the railway—and Docklands Light Railway Ltd. My Department's private finance unit will provide advise and expertise where necessary to support their work.