§ Mr. Mackinlay
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what proposals he has for the provision and costing of policing of British Rail stations, lines and services following franchising.
§ Mr. Freeman
The appropriate future arrangements for policing the railways are under consideration as part of the development of our proposals for privatisation. Our proposals will be set out in more detail in a White Paper which we aim to publish later in the summer and brought forward in legislation to be introduced later this Session.