Written statement to Parliament

Written Parliamentary question (correction)

This speech was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

Explains that the European Commission carried out an assessment of the Deutsche Bahn acquisition of Arriva plc in 2010.

I regret to inform the House that there was an inaccuracy in my written answer (45254) given on 14 March 2011, Official Report, column 97W, about assessment of the effects on competition in the railway industry of the acquisition of Arriva Trains by Deutsche Bahn. The correct answer is that the European Commission carried out an assessment of the Deutsche Bahn acquisition of Arriva plc in 2010. A copy of the European Commission’s assessment of the effects can be viewed on their website.