HC Deb 17 July 2003 vol 409 c607W
Martin Linton

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will make a statement on progress on the East London Line Extensions. [126437]

Dr. Howells

We have told the SRA that we agree that they should take the East London Line Extensions project forward, on the basis that their business case confirms that the project offers value for money and that they have the resources to do so. The SRA are developing proposals for the project to be implemented by way of a privately financed special purpose vehicle. Following the conclusion of legal proceedings concerning the Bishops gate Goods yard, preparatory site clearance and demolition work is now under way.