HC Deb 23 July 1980 vol 989 c251W
34. Mr. Michael McNair-Wilson

asked the Minister of Transport what discussions he has had with the chairman of British Railways about the future financial structure of the railways.

Mr. Fowler

As I explained in my statement to the House on 14 July, I have discussed proposals for involving private risk capital in the financing of certain of the board's subsidiary businesses. I have not discussed any proposals concerning the financial structure of the railways as such.