Lord Peter Snape interviewed by Lord Richard Faulkner

2018-07-10 in Westminster
Richard Faulkner

Oral history interview with Lord Peter Snape, conducted and recorded by Lord Richard Faulkner at Westminster on 10 July 2018. Duration: 17 min. 49 sec. Labour’s stance on privatisation; Robert Adley; Peter Parker; Bob Reid 2; John Prescott; House of Lords British Railways Board (BRB) bidding right decision; separation of track and trains; development of privatisation model; re-nationalisation; inevitability of privatisation; John Major uncommitted; ideal industry structure; Railfreight

One of over 150 oral history recordings made as part of the Britain’s Railways All Change (BRAC) archive project. BRAC was set-up to cover gaps in documenting the railway privatisation process in the United Kingdom, between 1994 and 1997, when the government-owned British Rail was dismantled into over 100 privately-owned companies. The interviews capture the recollections of people involved in the planning and implementation of the privatisation process, the management of change and running the railway during privatisation.


Oral Histories
Britain's Railways All Change
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oral history interview
Britain’s Railways All Change (BRAC) oral history archive, created in partnership with the Friends of the National Railway Museum, the Retired Railway Officers’ Society and the National Railway Museum.