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London Underground

Volume 163: debated on Monday 4 December 1989

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To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much Government money is allocated to improving safety standards on the London Underground.

London Underground estimates that by the year 2000 it will have spent more than £1 billion on improving safety. Although Government grant is not attributed to specific projects or activities, I am satisfied that the increases recently announced by my right hon. Friend the Chancellor of the Exchequer will be more than sufficient to allow London Underground to secure its planned improvements in safety standards.


To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what proposals he has to reduce overcrowding on the London Underground.

I refer my hon. Friend to the answer given by my right hon. Friend to the hon. Member for Lewisham, Deptford (Ms. Ruddock), earlier today.