§ Chris Grayling
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions (1) when work on extending South West Trains suburban platforms will be completed; 
(2) what assessment he has made of the timeframe for (a) establishing a special purpose vehicle and (b) completing work on the planned extension of South West Trains suburban platforms. 
§ Mr. Jamieson
The establishment of a Special Purpose Vehicle and the timing of works on platform extensions are both the subject of negotiations between the Strategic Rail Authority, Stagecoach and Railtrack. The SRA are keen to progress the project, which will allow the operation of longer trains to help reduce overcrowding, as soon as possible.