HC Deb 22 March 2001 vol 365 c289W
Mr. Jenkin

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions if he will make a statement on the provision contained in the Ten-year Transport Plan for(a) a London east-west rail link, (b) the London Cross Rail scheme, (c) the Chelsea-Hackney Line, (d) the East London Line and (e) the West London Line; and if he will indicate the priority he gives to each of these projects.[155068]

Mr. Hill

The Ten-year Plan provides for a significant increase in transport infrastructure investment, including in enhanced rail capacity in London. Specific London rail schemes, priorities, and the resources to be allocated to them, will be decided after discussion between Government, the Strategic Rail Authority and the Mayor of London. To this end, we have set up a high-level group to ensure a co-ordinated approach to the development and taking forward of rail schemes in London.