HC Deb 10 June 2002 vol 386 cc765-6W
Chris Grayling

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions what assessment his Department has made of the viability of aerial tramways in the UK. [59360]

Mr. Jamieson

I have been asked to reply.

None. It is for local authorities in England to examine all relevant modes of transport to determine the most appropriate solutions for their areas in the context of their local transport plans. My Department undertakes a detailed assessment of any proposal based on the NATA (New Approach To Appraisal) to ensure that any scheme put forward provides not only value for money but also meet wider integrated transport objectives. Separate arrangements, which are outside my Department's responsibility, apply in the rest of the UK and in London this would be a matter for the Mayor and Transport for London.