§ Mr. Redmond
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will make a statement on his Department's policy towards the relative weight to be given to the provision for passenger traffic and for freight traffic in British Rail's objectives and investment plans.
§ Mr. Freeman
The objectives set by the Government for British Rail for the three years to March 1993 can be found in the board's annual report and accounts for 1989–90. My right hon. Friend will in due course be setting objectives for the period from 1 April 1993. The Government attach great importance to the efficient provision of both passenger and freight services.