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Southeastern: Finance

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 57270, tabled on 15 October 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, on what date his Department first identified evidence that historic taxpayer funding had not been returned by Southeastern railway.

Answered on

20 October 2021

In Spring 2021, officials became aware of the most material matters, that LSER had concealed over £25m of taxpayer funding due back to the Department. Due to the complexity of the issues involved we took action as soon as reasonably practical with investigations still on-going.

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