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British Rail (Appointments)

Volume 226: debated on Wednesday 16 June 1993

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To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many of Railtrack's senior appointments come from (a) BR, (b) his Department, and (c) elsewhere; and how pay levels for people in (a) and (b) have altered.

[pursuant to his reply, 30 March 1993, column 165]: Mr. Horton's appointment as chairman-designate of Railtrack was announced by my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State, on 2 February 1993, during the second reading debate of the current Railways Bill. With effect from 3 February, Mr. Horton's salary was increased from £28,640 to £120,000, in recognition of the extra work and responsibilities he was being asked to take on, in planning and implementing the creation of Railtrack, in addition to his ongoing duties as a member and vice-chairman of the BR board.