HC Deb 19 April 2000 vol 348 c532W
26. Mr. Donald Anderson

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales when he plans to meet the First Secretary to discuss the transport needs of Wales. [118461]

Mr. Paul Murphy

I meet the First Secretary on a weekly basis, and discuss a wide range of issues, including the transport needs of Wales.

As a result of the Chancellor's Budget, the Assembly will receive a total of £158 million additional funding in 2000–01. This has allowed the Assembly to announce additional funding of over £16 million to local authority integrated transport packages, safer community transport projects, the Transport Grant and many small-scale safety schemes.