§ Mr. David Atkinson
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what has been his response to the representations from Saga Holdiays concerning the maintenance of discounted fares for elderly holidaymakers following British Rail privatisation; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Freeman
I wrote to the chairman of the Saga group on 12 March. We announced on 25 May our intention to place a statutory duty on the franchising director to ensure that all franchise agreements contain obligations to participate in discount schemes for senior citizens.