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- Tuesday, 11th October 2005

 

DetailsType: Oral Parliamentary Question (OPQ)

Member Tabling Question: Lilley, Peter
Date Tabled:
Question: Will the Secretary of State explain what the point was of spending many tens of millions of pounds on building a railway station box under St. Pancras, given that he then failed to authorise the much smaller sum necessary to equip it, so that my constituents can actually use it? They faced months of delay during the blockade, and they are seeing no return on their time and trouble; nor, indeed, are taxpayers receiving any return on their investment. When will the Secretary of State authorise that sum?
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Member Answering Question: Darling, Alistair
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Answering Department: Dept for Transport
Date of Answer: 11.10.2005
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Answer: That is a perfectly good point, and as the right hon. Gentleman knows, given that he is always lecturing us on the use of public funds, the explanation is that we must make sure that we can get the additional funds to fit out that station. That will make a big difference to the facilities available at St. Pancras and King?s Cross, and I hope that we can find a satisfactory solution in the not too distant future. That is a perfectly good point, and as the right hon. Gentleman knows, given that he is always lecturing us on the use of public funds, the explanation is that we must make sure that we can get the additional funds to fit out that station. That will make a big difference to the facilities available at St. Pancras and King?s Cross, and I hope that we can find a satisfactory solution in the not too distant future.

Topic: Rail Network

Legislature: House of Commons (HoC)
Location: Commons Chamber

Status: Answered
Session: 05-06

 

 

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