asked the Secretary of State for Transport how many types of franchise exist in relation to service stations on the M1 motorway between London and Leeds; and if he will indicate the names and geographical locations of the company or companies involved and their responsibilities to retain continuation of their franchise.
I have written to the right hon. Member enclosing a list of the nine motorway service areas on the M1 between London and Leeds, with the names and addresses of the operators. Each operates under a 50-year lease from the Secretary of State. The terms of the lease are fairly standard and I am arranging for a copy to be sent to the right hon. Member.