§ Mrs. Dunwoody
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what studies have been made of the Swedish model of public funding of the railways and of charging costs to operators.
§ Mr. Freeman
I visited Sweden last year and discussed the Swedish Government's policy for funding, restructuring and liberalising access to their national railway system, with Ministers, representatives of the Swedish state railway, and private sector rail operators. We have continued to monitor the development of Swedish railway policy.