HC Deb 27 May 2004 vol 421 cc1775-6W
Mr. Gordon Marsden

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the need for social inclusion benefits in the criteria for assessment of the Blackpool Light Rail bid in the light of the National Audit Office Report, Improving Public Transport in England through light rail. [175509]

Mr. McNulty

Social inclusion benefits are already taken into account in the Department's value for money assessments.