HC Deb 10 June 1999 vol 332 c377W
Jane Griffiths

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions what targets, in respect of the encouragement of rail freight, the multimodal study of the London and South-West Corridor announced as part of the Trunk Roads Review will have. [86196]

Ms Glenda Jackson

A key objective of the London to South-West and South Wales multimodal study is to examine the scope for modal shift. This will include the potential for the transfer of more freight onto the railway. Until the study is undertaken, it is not possible to assess this potential or to consider what might be a realistic target.