HL Deb 21 October 2003 vol 653 c176WA
Earl Attlee

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether Network Rail has sufficient engineering and technical capacity to meet its obligations in respect of railway equipment approvals. [HL4835]

Lord Davies of Oldham: Network Rail advises that all safety and business critical railway equipment is subject to a stringent product acceptance process which forms part of its railway safety case. Processing products through this acceptance procedure is prioritised by Network Rail's business need.