HC Deb 25 March 2003 vol 402 c115W
Mr. Drew

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what discussions he had with First Great Western in advance of their decision to shut Paddington Station over the Easter weekend. [104027]

Mr. Jamieson

None. Network Rail is responsible for the management of engineering possessions, under arrangements overseen by the Rail Regulator. I understand that Network Rail has consulted with First Great Western, as required under the possessions regime, regarding the major re-signalling of the approaches to Paddington over that weekend.