Secretary of State for Transport, Philip Hammond, made a statement to the House of Commons on 19 May about the publication of Sir Roy McNulty's study into value for money in the rail industry.
Sir Roy McNulty was asked by the previous Government and the Office of Rail Regulation to conduct an independent study into rail value for money. Sir Roy made a number of recommendations in his report which are now being considered by the Government.
A copy of the report can be found on the Department for Transport website.
West Coast Rail
The Transport Secretary also announced in his statement the publication of a draft invitation to tender and a stakeholder briefing document for the intercity west coast rail franchise.
Watch and read the statement and the views expressed MPs on Parliament TV and in Commons Hansard. Shadow Secretary of State for Transport, Maria Eagle, responded to the statement on behalf of the Opposition.
Find current parliamentary material on railways in the Topics section on the Parliament website.