§ Sir Roger Moate
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to his answer of 14 January,Official Report, column 816, what is the current position with regard to the ordering of the proposed Networker express trains for the long-distance Kent coast service.
§ Mr. Freeman
My right hon. Friend and I have asked British Rail to tell us by Easter what rolling stock it proposes to lease using the £150 million leasing facility announced at the time of the autumn statement. Stock for Kent coast services is one of the options.