Secretary of State for Transport, Justine Greening made a statement in the House of Commons on Monday 16 July on rail investment.
Shadow Secretary of State for Transport, Maria Eagle responded to the statement on behalf of the Opposition.
Watch and read the statement and the views expressed by MPs on Parliament TV and in Commons Hansard. Also find current parliamentary material on rail in the Topics and News sections.
Oral statements are made after Question Time (or at 11am on a Friday). Statements normally relate to matters of policy or government actions. At the end of a statement, MPs can respond or question the government minister on its contents.