HC Deb 23 June 1937 vol 325 c1187
42. Mr. Kelly

asked the Minister of Transport what is the position as to the electrification of the railway from Manchester to Rochdale?

The Minister of Transport (Mr. Burgin)

I would refer the hon. Member to the reply which I gave to a question by my hon. Friend, the Member for Bury (Mr. Cherlton), on 16th June.

Mr. Kelly

Arising out of that reply, and remembering the reply given to the hon. Member for Bury (Mr. Chorlton), may I ask whether the Minister will use his good offices to have something done to improve this line between Manchester and Rochdale, by electrification?

Mr. Burgin

That is another matter. The railway company tell me that there is no such scheme under consideration. If the hon. Gentleman wants any further information perhaps he had better put a question down.