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Railways: Greater London

Volume 474: debated on Wednesday 2 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment she has made of the implications for longer-distance commuters of the proposals of the Mayor of London in relation to Southern Metro services including their transfer to his responsibility; and if she will make a statement. (195944)

The Department for Transport has received a proposal from the Mayor of London regarding his involvement in the South Central franchising process. We continue to consider the proposal and its implications on all users of the railway.