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Rail Electrification (West Yorkshire)

Volume 201: debated on Friday 20 December 1991

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To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will make a statement about the West York shire electrification project.

The passenger transport authority has now informed me that the rolling-stock will as agreed be acquired through an operating lease. I welcome this, and we are allocating credit approvals to allow work to begin as soon as possible on the infrastructure for the project.