§ Mr. Atkinson
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he has any plans to end the exclusivity clause as a condition for the issuing of British Rail tickets; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Freeman
The conditions of carriage are British Rail's responsibility. I understand that British Rail is considering a number of changes, in line with the Prime Minister's citizen's charter initiative which aims to make public services more responsive to the consumer.