HC Deb 09 July 1990 vol 176 c93W
65. Mr. David Evans

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps he is taking to encourage further private sector participation in the provision of rail services.

Mr. Freeman

In December 1989 the Government set the British Railways Board the objective of increasing further the contribution of the private sector where this enabled more cost-effective and competitive services to be provided. For the longer term we are continuing to consider the privatisation of British Rail.