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West Coast Railway Line: Franchises

Transport written question – answered on 19th October 2012.

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Photo of Maria Eagle Maria Eagle Shadow Secretary of State for Transport

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether he developed a risk mitigation plan for the collapse of the procurement process in respect of the inter-city west coast franchise competition.

Photo of Simon Burns Simon Burns The Minister of State, Department for Transport

As a matter of course during all franchise competitions, and in order to satisfy the Secretary of State's obligation under section 30 of the Railways Act 1993, contingency plans are in place to ensure that there is continuity in the provision of railway passenger services.

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