HC Deb 13 December 1999 vol 341 c66W
Mr. Reed

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions what recent discussions he has held with Leicestershire County Council about the extension of the Ivanhoe Line rail service. [101442]

Mr. Hill

None. However, the shadow Strategic Rail Authority met with Leicestershire County Council on 23 September to discuss rail service development plans for Leicester and Leicestershire. Leicestershire County Council indicated that they would submit two bids early in the new year under the Rail Passenger Partnership scheme, one of which was Stage two of the Ivanhoe Line.

Forward to