HC Deb 24 May 1993 vol 225 c408W
16. Mr. Bradley

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what progress has been made with the proposal by the consortium consisting of Trafalgar House, Balfour Beatty and GEC Alsthom, in connection with upgrading of the west coast main line.

Mr. Freeman

The consortium has put forward outline proposals for a joint venture to upgrade the west coast main line and I have responded to them. Further work is in hand to identify a way forward—which must include a competition for the choice of private sector partners.

21. Mr. Hoyle

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will publish details of the locomotive breakdowns, signal failures and other causes of train delays on the west coast main line, from 1990, 1991 and 1992.

Mr. Freeman

This information is not held by the Department. These are operational matters for British Rail.