§ 10. Sir K. WOOD
asked the Lord Privy Seal the exact position of the negotiations regarding the scheme for the electrification of the London and North Eastern Railway relating to Liverpool Street Station?
I would refer the right hon. Member to the reply which I gave on the 17th December to the hon. Member for Moseley (Mr. Hannon), a copy of which I am sending to him.
§ Sir K. WOOD
Is it right to say that this scheme must await the introduction and the passage through this House and the other House of any legislative proposals in relation to London traffic?
That is not true, but it is true to say that within the next hour the general manager of this railway is to meet the Minister of Transport. I do not know what the result of that discussion will be.
§ Mr. HANNON
Has the right hon. Gentleman applied any of his kindly pressure to the London and North Eastern Railway Company to induce them to accelerate their schemes?
If the hon. Member had been negotiating with railway companies for the period that I have, he would not be so optimistic.