§ Mr. Kirkwood
asked the Secretary of State for Transport if he will publish in the Official Report the stages in consultation and the bodies contacted prior to the close of the Freightliner terminal in Edinburgh.
§ Mr. David Mitchell
Freightliners Ltd. took its decision to rationalise its business on commercial grounds. It informed Ministers of its decision before it was announced on 9 January. It has since consulted those most closely affected — customers, staff and unions — on the implications of its decision.