Railways: Finance

Transport written question – answered on 22nd July 2010.

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Photo of Sajid Javid Sajid Javid Conservative, Bromsgrove

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will give precedence to railway infrastructure projects where funding was previously agreed by central and regional authorities over those where the project was identified but funding had not been agreed.

Photo of Theresa Villiers Theresa Villiers The Minister of State, Department for Transport

The Department for Transport will only be able to identify those major transport projects that can be supported and funded at the conclusion of the Government's spending review in the autumn. Decisions on the priority of individual projects will be taken at the conclusion of a review of all previously submitted projects at that time.

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