§ Mrs. Gorman
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what plans he has to allow the private sector to establish train driver instruction schools.
§ Mr. Freeman
We have accepted all the Health and Safety Commission's recommendations in their report, "Ensuring Safety on Britain's Railways" which was published on 12 January. These included the recommendation that the Health and Safety Commission should be empowered to accredit other bodies including private training organisations, to carry out driver training and certification following assessment against clear standards.