HC Deb 11 February 1997 vol 290 cc130-1W
Mr. Chidgey

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what is his current estimate of the cost in 1996–97 of bought in advice for(a) the Office of Passenger Rail Franchising and (b) the Office of the Rail Regulator. [15404]

Mr. Watts

My current estimate of these costs is(a) £32.2 million and (b) £1.2 million.