Statement on rail reform

09 March 2012

Secretary of State for Transport, Justine Greening, made a statement in the House of Commons on Thursday 8 March on the publication of the Government's vision for the railways.

Reforming the rail network

The Transport Secretary announced the publication of a Government paper entitled "Reforming our Railways: Putting the Customer First". The Command Paper can be found on the Department for Transport website.

The Government have also launched a consultation on Rail decentralisation: devolving decision-making on passenger rail services in England. Further information on the consultation and how to respond 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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