§ Mr. Morgan
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what consultations he has had with(a) his opposite number in the Irish Republic and (b) the EC Transport Commissioner in relation to the timing of rail passenger services from Paddington to Fishguard.
§ Mr. Freeman
I have discussed transport links between the island of Ireland and Great Britain with Ministers of the Irish Republic and the EC Transport Commissioner on a number of occasions. These discussions have not, however, included such detailed matters as the timing of individual rail passenger services.