HC Deb 06 March 1995 vol 256 cc52-3W
20. Mr. Tanner

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what arrangements he is making concerning the contracts of employment of senior executives after rail privatisation.

Mr. Watts


29. Mr. Win Griffiths

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when he next intends to meet the Franchising Director to discuss the rail services being put out to franchise.

Mr. Watts

I next expect to meet the Franchising Director on 9 March.

Mr. Austin Mitchell

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will list those parts of the railway system which will have been privatised or put out to contract by April 1996.

Mr. Watts

Sales since 1981 are:

BR Hovercraft Ltd: 24 October 1981BT Hotels (29 hotels sold in groups to various purchasers): 1982–83–84 Superbreak Mini Holidays: 14 February 1983Slateford Laundry, Edinburgh: 19 September 1983Sealink (UK) Ltd: 27 July 1984BT Advertising Ltd: 28 August 1987Doncaster Wagon Works: 16 October 1987Horwich Foundry: 15 August 1988Travellers Fare: 19 December 1988BR Engineering Ltd: 18 April 1989Golden Rail: 9 May 1989Transmark: 7 April 1993Meldon Quarry: 4 March 1994Intended Sales to April 1996:Special Trains UnitBR Maintenance Ltd (7 Depots)Domestic Freight BusinessesThree Trainload Freight CompaniesFreightlinerRed StarRail Express SystemsThree Rolling Stock Leasing CompaniesBR Infrastructure Services7 Design Offices6 Track Renewal Units7 Infrastructure Maintenance UnitsBR TelecommunicationsVarious Businesses in BR Central Services.OthersFranchising of 51 per cent. of Railway Passenger Services.Certain Legal and Architectural Services have been Contracted Out.
Mr. Nigel Griffiths

To ask Secretary of State for Transport what further meetings he has had with British Rail to discuss its concerns about privatisation.

Dr. Mawhinney

I have regular meetings with the British Railways board to discuss a variety of issues including railway privatisation.

27. Mr. Charles Kennedy

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what further representations he has received about the progress of rail privatisation.

Mr. Watts

I receive representations about all aspects of rail privatisation regularly.

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