Rapid Transit Systems

Transport written question – answered on 27th March 2007.

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Photo of Dai Davies Dai Davies Independent, Blaenau Gwent

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government on the development of ultra-light rail systems in new sustainable communities.

Photo of Tom Harris Tom Harris Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

Department for Transport Ministers regularly meet with ministerial colleagues in the course of performing their ministerial duties. It is not the normal practice of the Government to release details of meetings.

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Ken Brookman
Posted on 28 Mar 2007 10:45 am

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Tan yddraig
Posted on 28 Mar 2007 1:26 pm (Report this annotation)

Sorry Ken, these are two completly differet questions. I suggest you read both - with care.

Robert Nicholson
Posted on 28 Mar 2007 6:47 pm (Report this annotation)

Another ill considered comment from the Brookman stable.

Ken Brookman
Posted on 29 Mar 2007 8:27 am (Report this annotation)

Sorry both. I disagree. What value are these questions to Blaneau Gwent residents?
With regard to the local paper letters page, If you think anything is wrong then comment on it in the paper. If you disagree with any statistics then comment on them. If you think that My MP is doing so much then publish the facts and let the people know. Next time you meet him ask him to deny the things I have written?. I have praised Mr Davies on occasions when deserved and do not believe in everything that Labour does. We were in the same labour Ward so both me and many of the current labour members do know a little about him. Ask him if he wants to join the Labour Party?

Tan yddraig
Posted on 30 Mar 2007 1:07 am (Report this annotation)

This is a poor attempt at misdirection, Ken. The relevance of the two questions was not the issue. You stated that these were the same question, I disagreed. Since you have now brought up the issue of relevance, let’s go with it. The new rail link for Blaenau Gwent will not serve the whole borough. Given the areas low rate of car ownership and poor public transport system, perhaps a light rail system could fill the gap? I’m sure the people and businesses of Abertillery, Blaina, Nantyglo, Brynmawr and Tredegar would welcome it.

anthony lynch
Posted on 30 Mar 2007 12:51 pm (Report this annotation)

I comment all the time to the local newspaper Jen the Trouble is my comments are so hard hitting that the local rag is afraid to print them.
Yes Ken as a Labour Party member you also know all about the immoral attitude of this Labour Government in not sending down European Stuctural Funds Match Funding for Objective 1
Still its reporte in the Welsh press of billions of £'s of Objective 1 Being spent when the truth is only £669m has been alocated to Objective 1 in the next few months this money will start to be connected with the Convergence program. Objective 1 should have been worth £4bn to west Wales and the Vallys over the last 7 years. Blaenau gwent got £38m. Comments Please

Ken Brookman
Posted on 1 Apr 2007 6:23 pm (Report this annotation)

This question was asked YESTERDAY. Another £138 wasted. Mr Davies receives a staffing allowance up to £87,276 some of which could possibly be used for research I suggest