HL Deb 17 September 2003 vol 652 cc187-8WA
Lord Berkeley

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether, taking into consideration the statutory duties of the Strategic Rail Authority to consult on its strategies, it is appropriate for its Director of Communications, Mr C Evans, to tell rail freight companies and the industry representative body to "stop whingeing", as reported in the Daily Telegraph on 5 September, when they responded to the Strategic Rail Authority's draft strategy. [HL4331]

Lord Davies of Oldham

The Strategic Rail Authority's spokesman was also quoted as saying that it was time the industry "pulled together to deliver". That is a sentiment with which I hope we can all agree.

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