§ Mr. Harris
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when he last discussed with the chairman of British Rail its plans for railway services in Cornwall.
§ Mr. Freeman
I discussed BR's proposals for services to Cornwall, among other things, with the chief executive336W of British Rail on 23 September. These are operational matters for BR and I have therefore asked the chairman to write to the hon. Member. However, I understand from British Rail that, from May 1994, it proposes to replace the 06.45 InterCity service from Penzance with a Regional Railways service to provide an 06.40 service from Penzance, connecting at Bristol with the InterCity service to Paddington. The May 1994 timetable will continue to include sleeper services. Discounted fares policy is, of course, a matter for British Rail, which has received representations on the applicability to the 05.19 service and is considering the matter.