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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 3:31 pm on 20th February 1992.

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Photo of Mr Robert Adley Mr Robert Adley , Christchurch 3:31 pm, 20th February 1992

Is my right hon. Friend aware that anyone who had been holding his breath for the appearance of the Government's White Paper on railway privatisation would long ago have expired? May I assume that the reason for the delay is that sanity is beginning to prevail and that the Government intend to seek to define the problems of the railways before proposing a specific solution? That being so, will my right hon. Friend take this opportunity to announce that the Government have no intention of producing a White Paper containing such solutions before the election? If he did so, he would save demands on valuable time next week.