Only a few days to go: We’re raising £25,000 to keep TheyWorkForYou running and make sure people across the UK can hold their elected representatives to account.

Donate to our crowdfunder

Southeastern: Franchises

Transport written question – answered on 18th January 2011.

Alert me about debates like this

Photo of John Stanley John Stanley Chair, Committees on Arms Export Controls (formerly Quadripartite Committee)

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport

(1) by what date he expects to take a decision on the extension of the Southeastern rail franchise by a further two years as provided for under the Integrated Kent Franchise;

(2) whether he plans to undertake a public consultation before deciding whether to extend the Southeastern rail franchise by a further two years.

Photo of Theresa Villiers Theresa Villiers The Minister of State, Department for Transport

holding answer 17 January 2011

The Southeastern Continuation Review period under the Integrated Kent franchise agreement ended on 12 December 2010. The Department for Transport is currently reviewing Southeastern's performance against the review criteria and the Secretary of State expects to notify the operator of the outcome in due course.

The Secretary of State will not be undertaking a public consultation. The terms of the franchise agreed by the previous Administration require the Secretary of State to offer an additional two years to Southeastern, at the price agreed in 2005, if it passes the Continuation Review.

Does this answer the above question?

Yes2 people think so

No0 people think not

Would you like to ask a question like this yourself? Use our Freedom of Information site.