§ 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. 
§ 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.