Examination of Witness (Questions 220
WEDNESDAY 27 FEBRUARY 2002
220. Clearance does not usually come in a day
or two, does it?
(Mr Kiley) No it does not, and we have written, once
the Underground wrote to us, or Malcolm Bates wrote to us, LT,
that the Government would be pursuing clearance in both areas,
we then wrote to the European Commission indicating what some
of our concerns were. We will probably be visiting Brussels in
the very near future to elaborate with the appropriate officials.
Andrew Bennett: Thank you very much.
221. Mr Kiley, this Committee believes very
strongly that London deserves a modernised and efficient and safe,
powerful system, and we believe you are capable of producing that.
I think, as always, you have contributed such clarity and helpfulness
that we are incredibly grateful to you and we look forward to
you not appearing here again until you have all these things up
and running, so go away and do it please.
(Mr Kiley) Chair, thank you very much, and we also
welcome the report of this Sub-Committee. We think it has had
a major impact, and I hope that none of us who are involved in
this will surrender soon.