Rail Performance

Part of Transport – in the House of Commons on 24th October 2019.

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Photo of Grant Shapps Grant Shapps The Secretary of State for Transport

I know that my right hon. Friend recently met the rail Minister, my hon. Friend Chris Heaton-Harris. He is absolutely right: poor services are unacceptable, which is why the Williams review is so important. I do not agree that nationalisation is the answer, not least because railway numbers have doubled since privatisation. [Interruption.] It has a lot to do with the £6 billion invested by the private companies. However, there is much, much more to be done, and we will be doing more in time.