HC Deb 06 February 2002 vol 379 c999W
Mr. Cox

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions how much ex-railway land has been sold in each of the last five years. [30746]

Mr. Spellar

This information is not readily available in the form requested. However, I understand that 218 sites have been sold by the British Railways Board and BRB (Residuary Ltd.) under the revised guidelines implemented when the moratorium imposed on the sale of non-operational railway land was lifted in September 1999. The sale of operational railway land is a commercial matter for Railtrack, and other privatised companies owning such land.

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