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Rail Freight Operations

Volume 572: debated on Tuesday 21 May 1996

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asked Her Majesty's Government:Whether they will list for each of the private or publicly-owned rail freight operators, any commercial restrictions placed on them in respect of the carriage of containers and/or swap bodies within the United Kingdom.

Privatised rail freight businesses are free to compete in any market. Commercial decisions regarding Freightliner and Railfreight Distribution, which have yet to be sold, are for the BR Board.