To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what role the Government had in assisting London Underground PPP Infrastructure Consortia to obtain grants or loans from (a) the European Investment Bank and (b) other financial institutions; and if he will make a statement. 
The Government has played no direct role in assisting the London Underground PPP consortia to obtain grants or loans. The method by which they finance their obligations under the PPP, and how they raise the necessary funding, is a matter for the consortia.
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many (a) train failures, (b) signals/ points failures and (c) track failures there were on each London Underground line (i) in 2001–02 and (ii) in 2002–03. 
This is an operational matter for London Underground who have provided the information set out in the table.
|London Underground rolling stock, track and signal failures by line|
|Rolling stock failures||Track and signal failures|
|Line||2001–02||2002–03 to date1||2001–2002||2002–2003to date1|
|Circle/Hammersmith and City||2,055||1,720||562||357|
|Waterloo and City||36||60||32||29|
|1 To 1 February 2003|