HC Deb 15 January 1998 vol 304 c256W
Mr. Brake

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions if he will revise passenger and freight access charges to stimulate greater use of the rail network. [22840]

Ms Glenda Jackson

The setting of access charges is the responsibility of the Rail Regulator. He has recently published a consultation document about the key issues and proposed framework for future access arrangements to assist in determining revised charges which will come into effect on 1 April 2001.