§ Mr. Randall
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions how many delays were caused by technical faults of(a) signals and points and (b) trains on the Metropolitan line in each of the last five years. 
§ Mr. Jamieson
For the number of delays caused by signals and points failures on the Metropolitan line in each of the last five years, I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave to the hon. Member for Westbury (Dr. Murrison) on 18 July 2001,Official Report, column 197W.
For the number of delays attributed to problems with rolling stock on the Metropolitan line over the same period, I refer the hon. Member to the answer my right hon. Friend the Minister for Transport gave to my hon. Friend the Member for Harrow, West (Mr. Thomas) on 21 January 2002, Official Report, column 570W.