Examination of Witness (Questions 140
WEDNESDAY 6 NOVEMBER 2002
140. That was not what you said. You said it
was not a good starting point and you also implied that the £32
million was wastedyou were not quite so brutal.
(Mr Steer) We are not saying that the studies have
been a waste of time. We do have to accept that the way in which
the remits for the studies were drawn upthis is just the
fact of the matterand the study areas did relate to perceived
problems and outstanding issues with the road network not with
the rail network.
141. That is very helpful. We should like a
little expansion of your views with a few hard facts to back them
up, not because you do not always give us such information.
(Mr Steer) I shall be very happy to provide that.
Chairman: Thank you for coming.