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Transport: Greater Manchester

Volume 477: debated on Friday 20 June 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport at what time, on what date, in what form and by whom information on the matters covered in her Statement of 9 June 2008, Official Report, columns 22-34, on transport (Greater Manchester), was made available to (a) The Times, (b) The Daily Telegraph and (c) the Financial Times; and whether she authorised the releases of the information. (210591)

[holding answer 12 June 2008]: Information relating to the matters covered in the Secretary of State's Statement on 9 June 2008 on transport in Greater Manchester was made available to all media in the form of a press release, issued by the Department for Transport's Communication Directorate at 3.48 p.m on 9 June.

No information relating to the matters covered in that Statement was made available to The Times, The Daily Telegraph or the Financial Times by the Department in advance of the Statement being made by the Secretary of State.