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DfT’s future involvement in rail depends on ministerial ‘appetite’

Rhodri Clark
06 June 2024
Peter Hendy: In the end, it depends on the attitude of the government and the Secretary of State, and the competence of the management
Peter Hendy: In the end, it depends on the attitude of the government and the Secretary of State, and the competence of the management

 

The extent of future ministerial involvement in the reformed rail system will depend partly on “the appetite of ministers at any particular time”, Network Rail Chief Executive Andrew Haines told the Transport Committee.

“Interestingly, the current Secretary of State and the shadow Secretary of State have both said that the [current] level of political intervention is unhelpful, so I don’t think there is any political dispute about that,” he said.

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