§ Mr. McLeish
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will list for each train operation unit or company, the support payments made to the Director of Passenger Rail Franchising to British Rail, under section 52 of the Railways Act 1993. 
§ Mr. Watts
The Director of Passenger Rail Franchising is currently negotiating with the British Railways Board706W the level of support for passenger rail services, under section 52 of the Railways Act 1993, appropriate of reach train operating unit or company in the current financial year. I will write to the hon. Member when the level of support has been agreed and will place a copy of the letter in the Library of the House.