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Crossrail Line

Transport written question – answered on 10th January 2008.

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Photo of Eric Pickles Eric Pickles Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport

(1) if she will place in the Library a copy of the Memorandum of Understanding between the Mayor of London and her Department on the Crossrail project;

(2) what liability (a) taxpayers from general taxation and (b) the London taxpayer, via the Greater London Authority, have for any cost-overruns from the Crossrail project;

(3) which public authorities will be responsible for bearing the cost of any overruns from the Crossrail project.

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

I refer the hon. Member to the written statement made by the Secretary of State on 26 November 2007, Hansard, columns 133-34 WS and the answer given to Mr. Redwood on 30 October 2007, Hansard, column 1294W.

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