§ Mr. Quinn
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions when the public inquiry into Railtrack's applications for orders under the Transport and Works Act 1992 in respect of Thameslink 2000 will commence. 834W
§ Mr. Hill
The public inquiry will start on Tuesday 27 June 2000 at 10 a.m. at Bankside House, London School of Economics, 24 Sumner Street, London SE1 9JA. There will be a pre-inquiry meeting to discuss practical arrangements for the inquiry on Monday 10 April at 2 pm at the same venue. The inspector appointed to conduct the inquiry is Mr. D. Ward Bsc. CEng. MICE FIHT. The inquiry will also consider Railtrack's application for various listed building and conservation area consents required for the scheme. All persons who have made representations to the Secretary of State about Thameslink 2000 will be informed of these arrangements.