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Eddington transport study delayed

Publication of former BA chairman Sir Rod Eddington's government-commissioned study of Britain's long-term transport needs has been delayed until November.
The Eddington Transport Study is a joint Treasury and Department for Transport project examining the long-term links between transport and the UK's economic productivity, growth and stability.The study was announced by chancellor Gordon Brown in the 2005 budget and was expected to report this summer.But transport secretary Douglas Alexander has told the Commons that the study will now report around the time of the 2006 pre-budget report. This is usually in November.In a written ministerial statement Alexander said: 'Sir Rod recently updated the chancellor and me on progress with his study. This work is a major undertaking and Sir Rod advised that he would like to undertake further work on some substantive matters before submitting his advice.He is therefore working to finalise his advice for publication around the time of the 2006 pre-budget report.'

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