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Railways: Franchises

Volume 492: debated on Tuesday 12 May 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent discussions he has had with National Express on its East Coast Main Line franchise; and if he will make a statement. (273989)

[holding answer 8 May 2009]: Under the Franchise Agreement, a Franchise Performance Meeting between Department for Transport officials and National Express East Coast is held every four weeks to discuss the delivery of its franchise agreement and obligations. The last such meeting took place on 23 April 2009.