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Rail privatisation and the Commons debate on the Railways Bill

Title
Rail privatisation and the Commons debate on the Railways Bill
Genre
Parliamentary debate
TX Date
2 Feb 1993
Year of production
1993
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Duration
00:03:24
Description
Kevin Murphy reporting on rail privatisation and the Parliamentary debate on the Railways Bill. Includes Transport Secretary, John MacGregor’s announcement of the initial seven rail lines to be privatised. Conservative MP, Nigel Forman seeking reassurance that privatisation will satisfy passengers’ current concerns. Labour Shadow Transport Secretary, John Prescott denouncing the proposals as a cherry-picking charter.
Contributors
John Prescott; Nigel Forman; Kevin Murphy
Keywords
Transport; Parliamentary bills; British Rail; Railways; Privatization

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