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Civil servant's action adjourned

Legal action by one of the civil servants suspended following the West Coast rail franchise fiasco has been adjourned.

The application by Kate Mingay for an injunction prohibiting the continuation of her suspension will now be heard at London's High Court on December 7.

Ms Mingay, the Department for Transport's (DfT) commercial and technical services director, was one of three DfT officials suspended after the Government pulled the plug on the West Coast bidding process earlier this autumn.

Mr Justice Kenneth Parker said it would be appropriate and in the interests of justice for the case to be put off for a short time to allow the department to consider a report, due on Monday night, into the role of various individuals involved in the franchise.


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