§ Mr. Cohen
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will make a statement about the progress of the inquiries by British Transport police into contracts for engineering materials; when they are likely to be completed; and if he will make a statement on the involvement of any managerial staff.
§ Mr. Portillo
I understand that inquiries by the British Transport police are continuing and are likely to take some time to complete. These are matters for the British Transport police, the Attorney-General and the Lord Advocate.