§ Mr. Gregory
asked the Minister of Transport if she will give a general direction to the Railways Board to make arrangements for the running of special steam-hauled private trains on the national rail network in the current year; and how many applications are being considered by the Board.
§ Mr. Swingler
No. A general direction would not be appropriate. I understand that the Board at present has 45 firm bookings for steam-hauled private trains, and are considering a further 18 applications.