§ Mr. Jessel
asked the Secretary of State for Transport why the National Freight Corporation has to pay about £3 million 298W annually in pensions for people who have never worked for it.
§ Mr. William Rodgers
When it was set up the National Freight Corporation inherited certain pensions liabilities, along with the other liabilities and assets, of subsidiaries transferred from the British Railways Board and the Transport Holding Company. I am considering the Corporation's claim that some of its pension obligations now represent an undue burden on its finances.