§ 42. Mr. GOLDIE (for
asked the Minister of Transport whether he is satisfied that the railways of Great Britain are giving adequate attention to research and experiment in the development of high-speed railway transport; and to what extent the average speed of express railway trains in Great Britain at the present time exceeds the speeds of similar trains 25 years ago?
§ Mr. HORE-BELISHA
The railway companies have assured me that they are keeping in close touch with all the developments which are taking place in connection with high speed transport. There has been a marked increase during recent years in the number of express trains run at speeds of 50 to 60 miles per hour or over, but I am not in a position to give comparative figures of average speeds.