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First Group: National Express

Volume 495: debated on Monday 6 July 2009

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what meetings he has held with First Group regarding its proposed takeover of National Express; and if he will make a statement. (283702)

[holding answer 2 June 2009]: There have been no meetings between Department for Transport Ministers and First Group regarding a proposed takeover of National Express, however, First Group indicated to the Secretary of State that they had made preliminary approach to National Express with a view to entering into discussion about a possible merger.