§ Mr. Bayley
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much fare income was lost by British Rail as a result of the signal staff strike; and how much compensation will be paid to British Rail by Railtrack in respect of this lost revenue.
§ Mr. John Watts
British Rail estimates that its net revenue loss—passenger and freight—as a result of the signal staff strike was £154 million. Questions of compensation as a result of strike action are a matter for British Rail and Railtrack.