§ Mr. Fallon
To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he will list the proposals for new Thames river crossings east of Tower Bridge; what their current status is; what the timetable is for consideration; and which public authorities will be responsible for promoting and determining each case. 
§ Mr. McNulty
Proposals for new East Thames River Crossings within the London boundary are a matter for the Mayor of London and Transport for London. These areThames Gateway Bridge, at Galleons Reach linking Barking and Thamesmead—two lanes each way for general traffic and one lane each way dedicated for use by public transport 461W vehicles; a business case is being prepared for the scheme; the Mayor of London and Transport for London are responsible for timetabling and promotion.Silvertown Link—a road bridge or tunnel between the Greenwich peninsula and Silvertown; Transport for London are continuing to develop the scheme as part of their river crossings package; the Mayor of London and Transport for London are responsible for timetabling and promotion.Docklands Light Railway extension to Woolwich; a draft Transport and Works Act Order for the DLR scheme has been deposited; the Mayor of London and Transport for London are responsible for timetabling and promotion.
In addition, the Channel Tunnel Rail Link (CTRL) Thames Tunnel, a twin-bore railway tunnel between Swanscombe and West Thurrock, is currently under construction and is due to open with the rest of CTRL Section 2 in 2007.
There are no other formal proposals for new crossings at this time.