§ 38. Mr. Burstow
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions what recent steps he has taken to secure an improvement in rail services. 
§ Mrs. Liddell
The National Rail Summit on 25 February produced a package of measures to tackle medium to long-term problems, including the creation of the shadow Strategic Rail Authority under the Chairmanship of Sir Alastair Morton. The Deputy Prime Minister has also recently appointed a new Franchising Director and a new Rail Regulator.