HC Deb 19 February 1996 vol 272 c36W
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; [15900]

(2) what provision will be made for costs of the royal train in the event of privatisation of the railways. [15913]

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.

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