Mr Andrew Smith – 2014 Parliamentary Question to the Department for Transport

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Mr Andrew Smith on 2014-03-18.

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what criteria his Department used in the decision to include the Garden Bridge in the Government’s National Infrastructure Plan.

Stephen Hammond

The National Infrastructure Plan 2013 sets out the government’s long-term plan to ensure that it can deliver the investment required to meet the UK’s infrastructure needs to 2020 and beyond. The Garden Bridge is not one of the Government’s ‘Top 40′ projects as set out in the Plan, but it is part of the ‘infrastructure pipeline’, which includes large capital programmes of investment worth £50 million or over.