§ Mrs. May
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to his answer of 4 July 2002,Official Report, column 465W, on Railtrack, on what date he expects to authorise the change of control; and if he will make a statement on the conditions that must be satisfied by Network Rail before he authorises the change of control. 
§ Mr. Jamieson
[holding answer 19 July 2002]: I understand that Network Rail will shortly make an application. I will need to be satisfied that any change of control of Railtrack will not have an adverse effect on the ability of the operating company to continue to discharge its licence obligations.