§ Dr. Marek
asked the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Wrexham on 17 November, Official Report, c. 545 and 546, if he will ask to be informed by British Rail before it proposes to take any action which it regards as necessary to meet Government objectives as set down in his letter to the chairman of British Rail.
§ Mr. David Mitchell
No. The British Railways Board is responsible for the management of the railway. It will reflect in its corporate plans the strategies it considers necessary to achieve the objectives set out in the letter to the chairman.