§ 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. 
§ 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.