HL Deb 05 July 2004 vol 663 c70WA
Lord Lucas

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether privately owned train operating companies have a principal part to play in the future of United Kingdom railways. [HL3466]

Lord Davies of Oldham:

I refer the noble Lord to the Statement I repeated in the House on 19 January 2004 [Official Report, col. 858] which stated that the principle of public and private partnership is right for the railways and it will continue.