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Train Builders

Volume 205: debated on Monday 9 March 1992

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To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what encouragement he intends to give to British train builders to develop new techniques and services for British Rail.

My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry announced on 21 February a £15 million collaborative research programme for the railway equipment industry. The programme will operate in close co-operation with the Department of Transport and other interested parties.