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Bus Services: Lancashire

Volume 485: debated on Tuesday 16 December 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what criteria will be used to assess the bid for funding by Lancashire County Council and Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council for the Pennine Reach scheme. (243251)

Blackburn with Darwen borough council is currently clarifying the design of the scheme and has yet to submit a bid for funding. Any bid received will be assessed in accordance with the Department for Transport's guidance entitled ‘Guidance for Local Authorities seeking Government funding for major transport schemes’ which is available on the Department's website.