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|5 Sep 2017, 4:20 p.m.||Rt Hon Theresa Villiers MP (Conservative - Chipping Barnet)||Rt Hon Theresa Villiers MP (Conservative - Chipping Barnet)|
Question to the Department for Transport
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he expects to announce his decision on the business case submitted by Transport for London for Crossrail 2.
Answer (Paul Maynard)
The Government recognises the case for capacity improvements in London and the wider South East, such as those that Crossrail 2 could deliver. We are currently analysing the Strategic Outline Business Case, submitted by Transport for London, to ensure it is a robust investment with a fair and credible funding plan. This sits alongside the work we have recently agreed with the Mayor of London to examine ways to improve affordability ahead of this autumn’s Budget. Our next steps to deliver those capacity improvements will be decided when these strands of work are complete.