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Rail Freight

Volume 403: debated on Monday 7 April 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will make a statement on the role of rail freight in the UK freight market. [107026]

The Government are committed to increasing rail freight's modal share of the freight market in line with its commitment to sustainable distribution. The Strategic Rail Authority's Strategic Plan, published on 30 January, sets out its plans for achieving the increase in rail freight envisaged in the Government's 10 Year Plan for Transport.