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Crossrail Line

Volume 470: debated on Thursday 10 January 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) if she will place in the Library a copy of the Memorandum of Understanding between the Mayor of London and her Department on the Crossrail project; (176340)

(2) what liability (a) taxpayers from general taxation and (b) the London taxpayer, via the Greater London Authority, have for any cost-overruns from the Crossrail project;

(3) which public authorities will be responsible for bearing the cost of any overruns from the Crossrail project.

I refer the hon. Member to the written statement made by the Secretary of State on 26 November 2007, Official Report, columns 133-34 WS and the answer given to the hon. Member for Wokingham (Mr. Redwood) on 30 October 2007, Official Report, column 1294W.