§ Mr. Barry Jones
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what consultation he has had with the North West Regional Railways concerning the company's plan to relocate Wrexham central station. 
§ Mr. Gwilym Jones
In accordance with the provisions of the Railways Act 1993 North West Regional Railways and Railtrack, as operator and owner of the station, jointly applied to the Office of Passenger and Rail Franchising for permission to close a short length of track and to relocate the existing station.
Consultation on such matters is the responsibility of the Rail Regulator and a public hearing was held on 27 November 1996. The Rail Regulator is to issue his formal decision by 26 February 1997.