Mayor's Report Update & Questions (Supplementary) [6]

Session date: 
May 22, 2002
Question By: 
Jennette Arnold OBE
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

I just want to say that as Chair of the Assembly's Culture, Sports and Tourism Committee I issued a comment and those comments were in line with what the Mayor has said. It's clearly the view of Londoners, that they see this as an important development within a key area of London, that the home of football clearly belongs at Wembley and that the time for action is well overdue. We would like the programme to start as soon as possible. So I know that certainly from my party this is the position and I know that members of the Committee would be willing to be supportive of that for London.

Answer

Answer for Mayor's Report Update & Questions (Supplementary) [6]

Answer for Mayor's Report Update & Questions (Supplementary) [6]

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I thank Jennette first of all, but the reality is it will be Wembley or it will be nowhere. For all the talk of an alternative, that alternative would involve hundreds of millions of pounds of new government expenditure on transport infrastructure projects. Given the backlog of absolutely essential work, much of it here in London and volumes more around the rest of the country, the idea that money should be diverted from major transport schemes which are absolutely essential into something which is not would be, I think, absolutely farcical.