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Transport: Finance

Volume 505: debated on Wednesday 3 February 2010

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport if he will place in the Library a copy of any projects his Department has considered cancelling in each of the last five years, together with any calculations of the estimated costs or savings likely to result from each. (314342)

The Department for Transport routinely reviews the business cases of its projects at a number of pre-defined stages in their development, in accordance with project management best practice. Projects are reviewed at each stage on the basis of their projected benefits, value for money and affordability. A project is therefore not regarded as either ‘approved’ or ‘cancelled’ until a final decision stage is reached.