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Railways: Franchises

Volume 475: debated on Friday 16 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if she will set out in tabular form the payments expected to be (a) made to and (b) received from each train operating company for each year of its franchise from 1997 to 2015, giving the total net cost to the public purse of all franchises for each in this period. (206172)

This information is available from a number of sources, including the Strategic Rail Authority’s historic annual report and accounts; the Department for Transport’s website at www.dft.gsi.gov.uk: and National Rail Trends, the figures for which can be found on the Office of Rail Regulation (ORR) website at:

http://www.rail-reg.gov.uk/server/show/nav.1528

I will arrange for composite tables to be prepared and place copies in the Library of the House.