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1996-10-23 Office of Passenger Rail Franchising (OPRAF): The award of the first three passenger rail franchises (National Audit Office)

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date
17 February 1997
source House of Commons
type Early Day Motion



Early day motion 544

Session: 1996-97
Date tabled: 17.02.1997

Primary sponsor: Denham, John

Sponsors:
That this House notes the inconvenience caused to passengers by the cancellation of services by South West Trains; calls for the firmest possible action by the Franchise Director for the company's breaches of its franchise agreement; notes that the Minister of State, the honourable Member for Slough, has described the company as inept; but also notes that it is privatisation which has led to an inept company being paid to run rail services.

Amendment 544A1 - SOUTH WEST TRAINS;Amdt. line 4:

Session: 1996-97
Date tabled: 18.02.1997
Primary sponsor: Nicholson, David

Sponsors:
leave out from 'inept;'to end and add 'notes that the Office of Passenger Rail Franchising has said that the overall performance of South West Trains including punctuality and reliability showed marked improvements over British Rail's; welcomes the power given to OPRAF to levy substantial fines on SWT; regards this as a test case of OPRAF's ability and willingness to use such powers to preserve and raise passenger service standards; and contrasts this with the fact that until very recently, the nationalised railways system faced no financial penalties for late or cancelled services.'.


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