HC Deb 08 November 1999 vol 337 c391W
Mr. Pike

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions what plans he has to set targets for(a) investment in railways serving rural areas and (b) improvement in rail services in rural areas. [97433]

Mr. Hill

There are no plans to set targets for this investment. I would refer my hon. Friend to the answer I gave on 1 November 1999,Official Report, column 10, concerning funding of improvements in rail services in rural areas.