MPs to grill Laidlaw over trains

Sam Laidlaw will appear before MPs tomorrow to discuss his report into the botched West Coast Main Line franchise competition. Laidlaw, the chief executive of Centrica and a non-executive at the Department for Transport, earlier this month published a stinging paper on how poor leadership, overwork and flawed sums led to the collapse of the process. However, some MPs have flagged up inconsistencies in his report.