§ Mr. Spearing
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what financial constraint. Her Majesty's Government have placed on contracts between London Underground Ltd. and a supplier of passenger rolling stock, which would delay the date on which that stock would otherwise enter into service in London, whether under the ownership of London Underground or any other body or company; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Norris
[holding answer 28 February 1994]: It is for London Transport and London Underground Ltd. to decide on the timing of the acquisition of rolling stock. Such decisions may be subject to scrutiny or approval by the Secretary of State to ensure that they are appropriate and represent value for money.660W