§ Miss Lestor
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much public sector funding will be required to meet the costs of constructing the Salford Quays and Eccles Metrolink extension. 
§ Mr. Norris
Greater Manchester Passenger Transport authority has yet to obtain powers under the Transport and Works Act 1992 for the extension of Metrolink between Salford Quays and Eccles. GMPTA have bid for funding for the extension as far as Salford Quays in the 1996–97 local transport settlement. We will be announcing details of the settlement later this month.