Transport Secretary: Rail franchise process 'was flawed'
29 October 2012 Last updated at 17:54 GMT
An interim investigation into the West Coast Main Line franchise process has found "significant errors", a "flawed process" and "inadequate planning".
The decision to award the multi-billion pound rail franchise to FirstGroup over Virgin was scrapped by the government on 2 October.
Giving a statement in the House of Commons, Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin highlighted issues including a lack of transparency and inconsistencies in the treatment of bidders.