HC Deb 24 July 1990 vol 177 c140W
Mr. Michael Brown

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

Mr. Freeman

I welcome greater private sector involvement in the railways and have today launched "Charterail", a new rail freight joint venture between British Rail, GKN and City investors. "Charterail" plans to offer customers a total door-to-door distribution operation and is primarily aimed at the fast-moving consumer goods market.