To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether the publication by Network Rail of a CP5 Business Plan update in March 2015 was a regulated output of Control Period 5.
14 September 2015
The network licence issued by ORR sets legally-binding conditions for the licence holder – Network Rail. Condition 1.10 states that:
"the licence holder shall prepare, provide to ORR and publish a delivery plan setting out what the licence holder proposes to do to comply with the general duty in condition 1.2."
Network Rail fulfilled this requirement when it published a Delivery Plan for Control Period 5 on 31 March 2014. The Business Plan is distinct from the Delivery Plan and its publication is not a network licence condition.