HC Deb 31 March 1994 vol 240 c1030W
Mr. Wilson

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many staff have left British Rail since January 1993 under redundancy or early retirement arrangements; and what has been the total cost of payments made to staff leaving the industry.

Mr. Freeman

Since January 1993, and up to 26 March 1994, 13,114 staff have either left, or are expected to leave British Rail at a cost of approximately £174 million in 1993 and £129 million in 1994. Over the same periods British Rail recruited 7,423 new staff.