MP calls for government inquiry into guided bus fiasco

May 28, 2010 10:42 AM

Julian HuppertCambridge MP Julian Huppert has called on the government to hold a public inquiry into the Guided Bus fiasco.

He has asked Transport Secretary, Philip Hammond, to scrutinise the project and allow residents to have their say after Cambridgeshire County Council refused to hold an inquiry.

And Julian has asked Mr Hammond to give the reasons why his department decided to allocate further government money to the Luton and Dunstable Guided Bus project.

"This fiasco over the Guided Bus has gone on too long," said Julian. "The project is being funded by taxpayer's money and I want the government to step in so that we can get some answers.

"The people of Cambridge have put up with months of disruption to allow this scheme to go-ahead and we need to get the whole situation resolved. It is now well over a year late, and millions of pounds overspent.

"I am also anxious to know why we are allocating more money to a similar project in Luton before lessons have been learnt from the Cambridge scheme."

Julian has put his request to Mr Hammond in a written Parliamentary Question.

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