Rail franchise contracts should be reviewed every five years in order to avoid the controversy of last year's West Coast Mainline contract.
That is according to a Transport Select Committee report which also recommends delegating the letting and management of future contracts to a separate body with better business knowledge.
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.