Thameslink and Crossrail Contracts

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 4:19 pm on 20th November 2012.

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Photo of Norman Baker Norman Baker The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport 4:19 pm, 20th November 2012

I will give way shortly.

In addition, at the peak of construction activity, we expect an additional 3,000 people to be employed directly on the Thameslink infrastructure works as a whole, with as many people again employed in related jobs in the wider community. I am happy to give way now to the hon. Gentleman, but he asked me a lot of questions and left me only 10 minutes to respond.