§ Chris Grayling
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, pursuant to his answer of 30 January 2002,Official Report, column 320W, ref 30241, from which budget within the SRA these costs are being drawn; if these funds are directly or indirectly provided (a) in part or (b) in total by public funds and on what legal basis the SRA is financing the bid costs. 
§ Mr. Spellar
[holding answer 4 February 2002]The costs are being met by the SRA through its existing public funds. The SRA is exercising its functions in accordance with its statutory duties to secure the development of the railway network and to promote its use and will ensure a viable bid is put to the administrator.