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Railways (Electrification)

Volume 959: debated on Wednesday 29 November 1978

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41.

asked the Secretary of State for Transport when he expects to receive the report of the joint British Railways-Department of Transport study of the case for further railway electrification.

I understand that the steering group hopes to make a preliminary report to us next Spring.

42.

asked the Secretary of State for Transport what discussions he has had with the chairman of British Railways with regard to the provision of subsidies for commuter services.

The chairman is aware of my policy on this as set out in the White Paper on transport policy—Cmnd. 6836.