§ Mr. Grieve
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions how many maintenance staff were employed on track maintenance duty in Scotland(a) by British Rail in the year before privatisation and (b) by Railtrack in September 2000. 
§ Mr. Hill
The British Railways Board's Annual Report and Accounts 1995–96 shows that 15,745 staff were employed by British Rail Infrastructure Services on infrastructure maintenance, track renewal and design duties. No separate figures are available for Scotland.
No track maintenance staff were directly employed by Railtrack in September 2000. Upon privatisation, the former British Rail Infrastructure Service units transferred to the private sector.