asked Her Majesty's Government:
Further to the Written Answer by Lord Falconer of Thoroton on 30 October (WA 155), when they expect the new licence condition on Railtrack plc regulating the disposal of its land holdings to come into effect; and whether, in the meantime, they will ensure that no such land holdings are disposed of. [HL1174]
§ Lord Falconer of Thoroton
The Rail Regulator has been considering and investigating the issues raised in response to the detailed statutory consultation on the proposed modification to Railtrack's network licence. Railtrack has accepted the licence modification and the regulator therefore intends to make the modification to Railtrack's network licence very shortly.