Oral Answers to Questions — Transport. Transport Innovation Fund. House of Commons debates. Tuesday, 28 June 2005

June 28, 2005 12:00 AM
By Paul Rowen MP

Paul Rowen (Rochdale, LDem)

Given that the transport innovation fund will not be available until 2008, will the Secretary of State tell us when an announcement will be made about the release of funding for phase 1 of the Greater Manchester Metrolink scheme?

Alistair Darling (Secretary of State, Department for Transport)

I can only refer the hon. Gentleman to what I said a few moments ago. I think that he was in his place then. I set out the position quite clearly in December last year, and I am not sure whether I can add anything more to that. If he has any doubt about that, I suggest that he look at Hansard for 16 December last year, and he will see the position clearly set out.