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Rail Freight (Scotland)

Volume 114: debated on Monday 6 April 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for Transport what is the policy of his Department towards expansion of the use of rail freight in Scotland.

The Government's objectives for BR endorse the long-standing policy that the rail freight business should act commercially in unsubsidised competition with other modes. The Channel tunnel will provide the best opportunity for many years for increasing rail freight in Scotland as elsewhere.