Spending Review (Supplementary) [8]

Session date: 
July 15, 2004
Question By: 
Graham Tope
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


That was spoken like a good `New Labour" Mayor, unfortunately without much expression and with a big grin on your face at the end, but I expect it will read well. We have not yet had the announcement on Crossrail, which I hope is imminent, but what will you wish to hear in that statement which will enable you to be as enthusiastic as you have just been in judging its success?

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Answer for Spending Review (Supplementary) [8]

Answer for Spending Review (Supplementary) [8]

Answered By: 
The Mayor

There are many hard negotiations to make. All that has happened is that the Chancellor has given each spending department its global figure. We now have to argue for our share of that. I had a meeting with the Home Secretary following the Spending Review, which was very positive and I am confident that we will be able to continue the roll-out of the Safer Neighbourhood policing teams next year.