HC Deb 30 January 2003 vol 398 c982W
Mr. Redwood:

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) how much the Administration for Railtrack claimed in fees and expenses. [93605]

(2) what the total cost was of administration for Railtrack. [93608]

Mr. Spellar

To date, total costs incurred are £49.5 million. Under the Railway Administration Order Rules 2001, the administrators intend to apply the High Court to seek approval for their fees and expenses. Network Rail will then reimburse the Department for Transport for those costs that were properly an expense of the administration. Only when the High Court has made a decision on the application will the total costs of administration be known.