§ Mr. Tony Banks
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) who will be responsible for the royal train after privatisation of the railways; 
(2) what provision will be made for costs of the royal train in the event of privatisation of the railways. 
§ Sir George Young
Following the sale by the British Railways Board of Rail Express Systems Ltd., which manages and operates the royal train, my Department continues to be responsible for the costs of operating the royal train.