§ Sir Gerard Vaughan
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what indications there are from previous privatisations of transport industries that passengers will benefit from the privatisation of British Rail.
§ Mr. MacGregor
[holding answer 21 March 1994]: British Airways has been transformed into one of the world's leading airlines since privatisation, with passengers benefiting from its commitment to high standards 363W of service. Privatisation of bus companies has resulted in greater efficiency for bus and coach services, more choice, more bus miles run, and lower cost to the taxpayers. The best way to achieve our objectives of improving the quality of the service for rail users is to provide similar approaches and opportunities for our railways.