HC Deb 07 December 1994 vol 251 c224W
Mr. Trotter

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what are his plans as to the future employer of the British Transport police.

Mr. Watts

The Government have decided that the BR board will continue as employer of the BTP for the foreseeable future. The role of employer will eventually pass to the British Transport police committee, when a suitable legislative opportunity can be found.

Mr. Mackinlay

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport in whom the ownership and control of the British Transport police will be vested following the flotation and privatisation of Railtrack.

Mr. Watts

[holding answer 29 November 1994]: I refer the hon. Member to the reply I gave to the hon. Member for Tynemouth (Mr. Trotter) earlier today.