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Mayor must come clean over real cost of the Thames Cable Car – Mike Tuffrey

October 12, 2011 4:13 PM

At Mayor's Question Time today Mike Tuffrey grilled Boris Johnson with a series of detailed questions about the real costs of the Thames cable car for Londoners following last week's sponsorship announcement and his previous commitment that the scheme will be entirely funded by private finance.

Despite the Mayor repeatedly boasting about the project in the last few weeks he was only able to provide very limited answers about the financing of the scheme.

The Mayor also admitted that a fares structure for the cable car had not yet been thought about, stating that it "haven't been gone through at all."

Mike Tuffrey, the Liberal Democrat London Assembly budget spokesman, has now written to Boris Johnson with a series of detailed questions.

Commenting on the lack of detailed information that is currently available about the real costs of the Thames cable car Mike said:

"Boris Johnson must come clean with Londoners about the real cost of this cable car, which he originally promised would be entirely financed by private funds."