§ Mr. David Evans
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether he will make a statement about the funding of the South Yorkshire Supertram project.
§ Mr. Freeman
The South Yorkshire passenger transport authority has now provided the assurances about the project to which I referred in my answer to my hon. Friend the Member for Tynemouth (Mr. Trotter) on 28 November, column406. I have accordingly informed the authority that grant under section 56 of the Transport Act 1968 together with credit approvals will be provided to enable it to implement the scheme.