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Railways: Freight

Volume 461: debated on Monday 11 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what plans he has to develop a national policy framework for railfreight interchanges. (140975)

The Government are currently consulting on the proposals in the White Paper “Planning for a Sustainable Future” for a new planning regime for nationally significant infrastructure, within which Government would set out clear strategic objectives in the form of National Policy Statements (NPS). We have yet to decide on the scope of NPS for Transport, including the extent to which they might deal with railfreight infrastructure, under the proposed new regime.