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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 Bradshaw Lord Bradshaw Spokesperson in the Lords, Transport 3:14 pm, 7th May 2008

My Lords, will the noble Lord reassure us that the Government will not force Transport for London or the mayor down the expensive and complicated PFI route that was behind the collapse of Metronet, that they will cease to force fixed-price contracts on people, and that they will encourage partnership and the target contracts that are used by Docklands Light Railway and the London Overground where the contractors and the people buying enter into a partnership which in the end has delivered on time and on budget and has left a surplus to be shared by the two investors?