Statement on West Coast Main Line

30 October 2012

Secretary of State for Transport, Patrick McLoughlin, made a statement in the House of Commons on Monday 29 October on the publication of the interim report into the Intercity West Coast rail franchise.

West Coast Mail Line

On 3 October 2012 the Transport Secretary cancelled the competition to run the inter-city west coast rail franchise. Two independent inquiries were established and the first of these, The Laidlaw Inquiry, has reported its interim findings. Futher information can be found on the Department for Transport website.

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 railways in the Topics and News sections.

Oral statements

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.

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