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Volume 451: debated on Wednesday 8 November 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment the Government have made of the potential economic impact of Crossrail on the economy. (99891)

The Government have estimated that Crossrail would add approximately £20 billion to UK GDP. However, we are aware that different estimates for the GDP impact of Crossrail have been produced and we are keeping the area under review accordingly.