§ Mr. Dunn
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when he expects to make penalty fares regulations under section 130 of the Railways Act 1993.
§ Mr. Freeman
The Railways (Penalty Fares) Regulations 1994 have now been laid before Parliament. The regulations give the rail regulator the power to make rules in respect of penalty fares, which have the same effect as if they were regulations. A draft copy of these rules, prepared by the office of the rail regulator, has been placed in the Library.