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Volume 941: debated on Wednesday 14 December 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Transport whether he will make a statement on the future of Freightliners within British Railways.

I have said to the Chairman of British Rail that I hope the Board will build on the strength of Freightliners, retaining the characteristics of an independent profit centre with a high degree of delegated responsibility. In fact, I understand that this is very much what the Board has in mind.