Tyne and Wear Metro

Transport written question – answered on 22nd October 2008.

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Photo of Jim Cousins Jim Cousins Labour, Newcastle upon Tyne Central

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport who will be responsible for determining whether bids received to operate the Tyne and Wear Metro represent value for money and are soundly financed.

Photo of Paul Clark Paul Clark PPS (Rt Hon Ed Balls, Secretary of State), Department for Children, Schools and Families, Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Transport

Nexus (the Tyne and Wear passenger transport authority) will be responsible for evaluating the bids received against all relevant criteria and for selecting a successful candidate. It is a condition of DfT funding that this procurement process is carried out properly and rigorously.

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