§ Mr. Gordon Prentice
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions what is to happen to the Eurostar sleeper carriages. 
§ Ms Glenda Jackson
Following the termination of the lease referred to in my answer to my hon. Friend the Member for Tamworth (Mr. Jenkins) on 16 June 1998, official Report, column 126, the partially built rolling stock became the responsibility of the manufacturer, GEC Metro Cammel. If this rolling stock is sold on by the manufacturer there is a profit sharing arrangement which could result in a return to the taxpayer.