HC Deb 26 March 1996 vol 274 c543W
Ms Short

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to his answer of 13 March,Official Report, column 609, if the figure of £3,250 million was the total estimated by W. S. Atkins as required for maintenance of Railtrack's assets over 10 years. [22463]

Mr. Watts

As I said in my answer of 13 March,Official Report, columns 609–10, the figure of £3,250 million is W. S. Atkins' central estimate of Railtrack's required expenditure under its asset maintenance plan for maintenance and renewals work on its track and route structures only in the 10 years from 1 April 1994. This estimate does not include day to day maintenance carried out under contract by the infrastructure maintenance companies on these assets or maintenance work on any other category of Railtrack asset.