HC Deb 12 March 1998 vol 308 c270W
Mr. Hopkins

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions if he has decided whether a public inquiry is to be held into Railtrack's application for an order under the Transport and Works Act 1992 in respect of the Thameslink 2000 project. [34676]

Ms Glenda Jackson

The Secretary of State has decided to defer until 25 September the date by which he must reach a decision on whether to hold a public inquiry into Thameslink 2000 (the "operative date"). This does not mean that there will necessarily be a further delay of 6 months in taking forward this application; the decision could be taken at any time up to 25 September.

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