HC Deb 11 February 1997 vol 290 cc129-30W
Mr. John Marshall

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the potential for third party revenue benefits from London Transport's prestige project. [15463]

Mr. Bowis

London Transport is responsible for the prestige project and is currently in negotiation with a private sector consortium on a potential deal. Third party revenues are one of the matters subject to negotiation, but London Transport believes that the project has the potential to generate significant third party revenues from smart-card ticketing.