7th November 2017

Sir Nicholas Soames: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what representations he has made to Network Rail on the sale of surplus land in its ownership.

Paul Maynard, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Rail, Accessibility and HS2: The Secretary of State meets regularly with the leadership team of Network Rail to discuss progress on a range of topics including releasing surplus land.

Both the Secretary of State for Transport and Network Rail are committed to releasing land for housing where possible. Network Rail is delivering a detailed programme of sales nationally to free up land for housing and to generate proceeds that can be reinvested into the railway.

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