HC Deb 24 January 2002 vol 378 cc1040-1W
Mr. Beggs

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions what recent discussions he has had with his European colleagues regarding retention of the identified trans-European rail networks within the United Kingdom; and if he will make a statement. [28747]

Mr. Jamieson

There have been no discussions about the TEN rail network in the UK. The Commission has published proposals to amend the guidelines governing the development of the TEN (Decision No. 1692/96), and we are about to publish a consultation document to consider the draft revisions. However, no substantial changes to the network in the UK are proposed.