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Transport: London Underground

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 3:14 pm on 7th May 2008.

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Photo of Lord Hanningfield Lord Hanningfield Shadow Minister, Transport 3:14 pm, 7th May 2008

My Lords, I think that everyone acknowledges—certainly the Select Committee did—the financial disaster of the Metronet experiment with the Tube. Rosie Winterton announced a few weeks ago a working party to try to rectify some of that. To follow on from the supplementary question asked by the noble Viscount, Lord Montgomery, surely now that we have a new Mayor of London we can have a new staff, and I hope that those discussions start straightaway with the new mayor to improve both the safety and the quality of our Tube.