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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 10:37 am on 13th December 2018.

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Photo of Bob Blackman Bob Blackman Conservative, Harrow East 10:37 am, 13th December 2018

At the last Transport questions, I raised the vexed issue of Crossrail funding and did not get a very satisfactory answer. We have now heard that the Department for Transport is loaning the Mayor of London £1.3 billion, which has to be repaid, in addition to the £300 million provided in the summer. Worse still, this vital infrastructure project for London and the south-east has no opening date. Could we have a statement from the Secretary of State next week on what is happening and what controls will be imposed, so that the Mayor of London gets on and delivers this vital project?