Department for Transport written question – answered on 11th February 2020.

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Photo of Andy McDonald Andy McDonald Shadow Secretary of State for Transport

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the ability of Network Rail to secure the supply of sleepers in control periods (a) 6 and (b) 7.

Photo of Chris Heaton-Harris Chris Heaton-Harris Minister of State (Department for Transport)

Network Rail’s inventory of sleepers has been increased over the last 12 months to a position where it has guaranteed supply to meet predicted demand until the end of 2023. Network Rail are currently developing options to secure supply beyond that date.

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