To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will make a statement on his Department's involvement in developments in the United Kingdom in recent years with respect to trolleybuses, tramways, rapid transit and light railways.
My Department has been involved in the approval and financing of the Docklands light railway and the Tyne and Wear metro. The Department is also closely involved in studies of further light rail proposals for London and is in touch with a number of authorities which are proposing such systems elsewhere. I shall write to my hon. Friend with further details.