HC Deb 13 March 2003 vol 401 cc359-60W
Tom Brake

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when the Metronet contract will be signed; and when the Mayor of London will take over responsibility for the London Underground. [102392]

Mr. Jamieson

London Underground Ltd. has agreed final commercial terms with Metronet for the remaining two public-private partnership transactions, and expects final completion of the transactions to take place this spring.

The Government intend to transfer London Underground Ltd. to Transport for London as soon as possible after completion of those transactions.