HC Deb 10 July 2000 vol 353 c396W
Mr. Brake

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions what assessment he has made of the impact of the dispute affecting Connex's trains on its ability to meet agreed performance targets. [129305]

Mr. Hill

The Franchising Director is responsible for monitoring the performance of train operating companies. He publishes the results of his monitoring in his "On Track" report, available in the House Library. This shows that the punctuality and reliability of Connex services has been affected by the dispute. The report also explains that incentives are given to operators to handle disruptions in a planned way.