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Wolverton Station: Repairs and Maintenance

Volume 460: debated on Thursday 24 May 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport why a deadline has been set on when the grant of £400,000 for the upgrade of Wolverton station must be spent. (138610)

The deadline for the use of grants, provided under the Community Infrastructure Fund (CIF), was one of the conditions made clear at the start of the process, taking account of the overall availability of Government support, in each financial year, for transport related projects.

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what effect the recent reduction in funding for the upgrade of station facilities at Wolverton station will have on the project. (138613)

There has been no reduction in funding. The allocation of funding within the Community Infrastructure Fund (CIF) grant was matter for Milton Keynes council to determine in conjunction with Network Rail.

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the reasons were for the reduction in funds for the planned upgrade of Wolverton station. (138620)

There has been no reduction in funding. The allocation of funds awarded under a bid, from the Community Infrastructure Fund (CIF), for Milton Keynes Central and Wolverton stations was the responsibility of Milton Keynes council.