HC Deb 11 March 1987 vol 112 cc240-1W
14. Mr. Henderson

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what is his assessment of the impact on the Scottish economy which would result from all railway trains running on time; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Ancram

It is not possible accurately to quantify in economic terms the effect of late-running trains. However, I understand from British Rail that 89 per cent. of trains in Scotland now arrive within five minutes of schedule and that ScotRail is making continuing efforts to improve this record, for example by a programme of rolling stock replacement.