§ Norman Baker
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions what has been the percentage increase in unregulated rail fares(a) in the UK, (b) within the South Central franchise and (c) within the Thameslink franchise for each year from 1997; and what has been the largest individual price increase for a journey within the above categories for the same period. 
§ Mr. Spellar
[holding answer 16 January 2002]: The information required is not held centrally. Unregulated fares are a matter for individual train operating companies who set the level of these according to their own commercial criteria.