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Fareham-Gosport-Portsmouth Light Rapid Transit Scheme

Volume 454: debated on Wednesday 13 December 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what tests were applied in judging the viability of the Fareham-Gosport-Portsmouth Light Rapid Transit scheme; and by what measures the scheme fell short of each such test. (105541)

This scheme was appraised in accordance with our published guidance on appraising public transport schemes. Value for money is one of a range of factors Ministers consider when taking decisions. Funding approval was subsequently revoked in July 2004 because costs had escalated considerably.