HC Deb 18 July 1994 vol 247 c67W
5. Mr. Nigel Griffiths

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what monitoring his Department is doing of the railway privatisation fees being paid to consultants.

Mr. Freeman

Officials closely monitor the government's rail privatisation consultancy expenditure to ensure value for money in accordance with government accounting and financial procedures. The consultancy expenditure of BR and Railtrack is a matter for them.