Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)
Draft Community Driversâ Hours Offences (Enforcement) Regulations 2017 – Baroness Sugg.
The benefits of franchising to passengers and taxpayers are clear. Passenger numbers have doubled since privatisation. The private sector have invested billions in new trains and improved services whilst Government subsidy to the industry has reduced by over £2bn over ten years. We always assess franchising decisions against the best interests of passengers and taxpayers.
The Government has recently announced an expected Rail expenditure of around £47.9bn for Network Rail in England and Wales over the new Control Period from 2019 to 2024. This includes funding to support a significant increase in renewals activity across the network compared with the current Control Period and increases maintenance spending to deliver a more reliable railway. Network...
Entered the House of Lords on 11 October 2016
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