Following the cancellation of the First Group franchise for the West Coast Main line, the Labour MP Margaret Hodge has demanded an overhaul of the Civil Service. Three Department for Transport civil servants have already been suspended.
She has called for "proper accountability" to "raise civil servants' game".
The true cost of the fiasco over the West Coast Main Line franchise is only just beginning to become clear.
A critical report by MPS has condemned the £50 million cost to the taxpayer caused by the West Coast Mainline fiasco.
Transport Secretary and Derbyshire Dales MP Patrick McLoughlin has told MPs today that mistakes over West Coast should not have been made.