HC Deb 09 July 2002 vol 388 cc791-2W
Mr. Hoban

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many transport(a) surveys and (b) studies under way cover Fareham. [68095]

Mr. Jamieson

My Department is currently undertaking the South Coast Multi Modal Study, which includes consideration of strategic transport issues from Southampton to Margate, including Fareham. One of that study's eight strategy development plans centres on the south Hampshire area. The responsibility for local transport issues in Fareham is a matter for Hampshire County Council, who will periodically undertake surveys and consultation events in connection with the local transport plan and specific measures such as the development of the light rail line from Fareham to Portsmouth via Gosport.