HC Deb 03 February 1998 vol 305 c627W
41. Sir Robert Smith

To ask the Minister of Transport what action he is taking to encourage passenger traffic to use the railways instead of the roads. [24928]

Ms Glenda Jackson

The Government's overriding goal is to win more passengers and freight on to the railways. To that end, we will set up a new Rail Authority. Proposals for further action will be published with our Integrated Transport White Paper in the spring.