HC Deb 16 July 1929 vol 230 cc196-7
15. Mr. EDE

asked the Lord Privy Seal if he is prepared to consider a scheme for the electrification of the railway from Newcastle-on-Tyne to South Shields among the measures of railway development to be included in the work to be undertaken for the relief of unemployment?


I have been asked to reply. The railway companies have been asked to suggest comprehensive schemes of development and improvement including an extension of electrification, and I will bring my hon. Friend's suggestion to the notice of the railway company concerned.