British Railways (Operating Costs)

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Transport – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 1st July 1981.

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Photo of Mr Norman Fowler Mr Norman Fowler The Secretary of State for Transport 12:00 am, 1st July 1981

Yes, Sir. They are being taken very much into account. Investment is one side, and we have shown already that some improvements can be made without extra investment. But I should like to see dealt with the investment needs about which my hon. Friend talks. However, I emphasise that we must deal with the problems of productivity and efficiency as well.