HC Deb 08 March 1996 vol 273 c399W
Ms Walley

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will estimate how much money Railtrack has saved by cancelling timetabled services to avoid compensation payments for a delayed service. [19244]

Mr. Watts

Railtrack has agreed contracts with train operating companies to pay compensation for any cancellations of timetabled services. I understand from Railtrack that penalties have been set with the intention of ensuring that it does not gain financially by cancelling services to avoid paying compensation for delayed services.