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FORMER transport secretary Stephen Byers was today cleared of lying to MPs over the collapse of Railtrack but was rebuked for trying to justify an incorrect answer and told he should "apologise unreservedly".
STEPHEN BYERS, the former transport secretary, was yesterday referred to the House of Commons standards and privileges committee over claims he misled Parliament about Railtrack.
MPS are today set to give the go-ahead for a formal investigation into the integrity of Stephen Byers, the former transport secretary.
THE Conservatives last night vowed to pursue Stephen Byers over his admission that he told an "untruth" to MPs over the collapse of Railtrack.
THE former rail regulator Tom Winsor has leapt to the defence of the former transport secretary Stephen Byers in the wake of the Railtrack court case.
STEPHEN Byers is facing a parliamentary probe after a High Court judge yesterday ruled that the former transport secretary had told an "untruth" to MPs about the collapse of Railtrack.
Railtrack shareholders have lost their compensation claim against the Government after accusing former Transport Secretary Stephen Byers of killing off the company to rob them of their investments.
STEPHEN Byers, the former transport secretary, yesterday failed to avert a Commons inquiry into his admission that he did not tell MPs the truth about the collapse of Railtrack.
THE government had been prepared to pay Railtrack shareholders £1 billion to "go quietly", a High Court judge has been told.
LABOUR yesterday responded to concerns thrown up the "Byersgate" fiasco by announcing an independent review of the government spin machine.
TRANSPORT Secretary Alistair Darling is to be sued by angry Railtrack shareholders who claimed they were cheated out of £1 billion by his predecessor Stephen Byers.
STEPHEN Byers was a wanted man when he stepped off the train at Cardiff station on 2 February to attend Labour’s spring conference. The Jo Moore saga was still raging - the press was baying for his blood.
STEPHEN Byers was holidaying with his partner, Jan Cookson, last night after admitting he cheated on her with a Labour councillor.
A QUARTER of a million Railtrack shareholders were told yesterday they will get between 245p and 255p for their shares in the rail network operator that Stephen Byers collapsed controversially into administration last October.
WHEN Pam Warren appeared on television two weeks ago to accuse Stephen Byers of misleading parliament, few of those watching connected her with the woman who, two years earlier, had agreed to appear before the Cullen inquiry into the Paddington rail crash.
ONE of the survivors of the Paddington train crash launched a scathing attack on Tony Blair yesterday over his government’s "despicable and sneaky" attempt to discredit a group of rail safety campaigners.
JOHN PRESCOTT yesterday accused Gwyneth Dunwoody of "sticking the final knife in Stephen Byers back" by releasing a report condemning government transport policy.