§ 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.