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Rail privatisation hitch

Title
Rail privatisation hitch
Genre
Interview
TX Date
4 Feb 1996
Year of production
1996
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Duration
00:00:18
Description
The Government’s rail privatisation programme has suffered an embarrassing hitch. The transfer of one of three lines to the private sector this morning has been halted because of fraud allegations. A director of the London-Tilbury-Southend line has resigned, and Labour is calling for a police investigation. Transport Minister John Watts denies it’s a serious setback, and maintains it was a sensible course of action.
Contributors
John Watts
Keywords
Government; Fraud; Conservative Party; Railways; London Underground; Privatization; Tickets; LTS; Enterprise Rail Ltd

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