HC Deb 08 February 2000 vol 344 c93W
20. Mr. John Cryer

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions if he will make a statement on negotiations towards a public private partnership for the London Underground. [107326]

Mr. Hill

Excellent progress has been made. Bids for the two deep-Tube PPP contracts are due back by the end of next month. There has been strong interest in the Sub-surface lines and property PPP competitions as well. Submissions to pre-qualify for those contracts are due back later this month.