§ 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 241W that ScotRail is making continuing efforts to improve this record, for example by a programme of rolling stock replacement.