§ Ms Walley
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much compensation has been paid by operating companies of the former British Rail to passengers in respect of late running trains. 
§ Mr. Watts
Under British Rail's passengers charter, compensation is paid in respect of late running and cancelled trains. Between April 1994 and February 1996, British Rail's train operating companies have paid £7.9 million to passengers in the form of season ticket discounts and ex-gratia compensation.