HC Deb 31 October 2000 vol 355 c387W
27. Helen Jackson

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions what role he envisages for light rail in integrated public transport. [133328]

Mr. Hill

Light rail and similar rapid transit systems can play a significant part in improving the attractiveness and quality of public transport in major conurbations. Our ten-year plan provides a substantial increase in funding for light rail, to back schemes that offer good value for money as part of integrated transport strategies.