Adverts- Thames Gateway Bridge

Meeting: 
MQT on 2005-06-22
Session date: 
June 22, 2005
Reference: 
2005/1293
Question By: 
Darren Johnson
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

On the underground TfL have placed adverts announcing that 'construction begins 2009' for the Thames Gateway Bridge. Given that a public inquiry has yet to determine whether the bridge will get the go-ahead or not, is this a correct use of public money?

Answer

Answer for Adverts- Thames Gateway Bridge

Answer for Adverts- Thames Gateway Bridge

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The Thames Gateway Bridge features as part of a montage of 15 illustrations on the Bank Trav-o-lator. The totality of this promotes the key projects within TfL's proposed £10 Billion pound 5 Year Investment Programme. All the projects displayed are subject to statutory consultation and other processes. However, because of the format of these montages detailed text is not appropriate.

Public money was not used to pay for the Bank trav-o-lator artwork. It was paid for by one of Transport for London's advertising contractors.