§ Mr. Pollard
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what discussions he has had with(a) Network Rail and (b) the Strategic Rail Authority on the delays in commencing the installation of a new train maintenance depot at Bedford. 
§ Mr. Jamieson
None. The Strategic Rail Authority and Network Rail are working with Bedford Borough Council to enable the construction of this crucial depot required to facilitate Thameslink services during the Channel Tunnel Rail Link blockade of St. Pancras in 2004.