§ Andrew Selous
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether the re-opening of the Luton-Dunstable-Leighton Buzzard railway line is to be assessed as part of the transport strategy being developed in the London-South Midlands Multi-Modal Study. 
§ Mr. Jamieson
The Multi-Modal Study is a strategic study looking primarily at the needs of long distance traffic in the study area. The re-opening of the Luton-Dunstable-Leighton Buzzard railway line. which would primarily serve local needs, has therefore, not been considered in detail within the context of the study.