As a result of rail franchising failure the taxpayer could end up forking out over £100m

Published on Friday, 08 March 2013 16:35
Posted by Vicki Mitchem

Maria Eagle MP, Labour's Shadow Transport Secretary, responding to the news that four rail companies are suing the Government over the costs of the rail franchising fiasco, said:

"The decision by the rail companies to sue over the franchising fiasco is an absolute catastrophe for this Government and will mean more taxpayers' money going down the drain.

"As a result of the franchising failure the taxpayer could now end up forking out over £100million and it's time that David Cameron and his Ministers took responsibility for this shambles instead of continuing to hide behind civil servants."

Source: Labour

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