HC Deb 22 April 2002 vol 384 cc51-2W
Chris Grayling

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions if he will make a statement on progress towards upgrading the South Central network; and in what timeframe work will be completed. [49839]

Mr. Jamieson

I refer the hon. Member to the reply given by my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State, to the hon. Member for Maidenhead (Theresa May) on Thursday 18 April 2002,Official Report, columns 1103W–1104W. I expect the Strategic Rail Authority to be able to sign a new franchise agreement with GoVia later this year.