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First Capital Connect

Volume 508: debated on Thursday 25 March 2010

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what meetings have been held between Ministers in his Department and (a) First Capital Connect, (b) the Office of the Rail Regulator and (c) others on the performance of First Capital Connect in the period 1 October 2009 to 31 January 2010; and if he will make a statement. (315509)

[holding answer 4 February 2010]: I refer the hon. Member to my answer of 27 January 2010, Official Report, column 877W.

Ministers have not had any meetings with the Office of Rail Regulation about First Capital Connect during that period. However, Ministers have regular meeting to discuss the performance of all train operating companies, including First Capital Connect.

The Secretary of State had a further meeting with the Chief Executive of First Group and the Managing Director of First Capital Connect on 2 February.