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In brief John Prescot

Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott has asked five firms to tender for a review of proposals for regional Eurostar services. WS Atkins, Colin Buchanan & Partners, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Arthur D Little, and Booz Allen & Hamilton will bid to assess the markets, costs, revenues, stopping patterns and infrastructure requirements for future services. The review was announced in December 1998.

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