§ Mr. Pawsey
asked the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the answer of 17 June, what is the definition of sector in the context of sector-wide standards set for British Rail.128W
§ Mr. David Mitchell
The sectors referred to are the three sectors — Inter City, London and south-east (recently renamed Network South-East) and provincial — which since 1982 have made up the Railways Board's passenger business. In the case of Inter City and Network South-East, the board has set punctuality standards which apply to the sector as a whole. In the case of provincial, because of the diverse nature of the services which make up the sector, separate punctuality standards apply for particular service groups.