HC Deb 10 March 1925 vol 181 cc1148-9W

asked the Minister of Transport whether, having regard to the provisions of the Railways Act, 1921, he can state what contracts for electrification have been placed by the four railway company groups since grouping was completed; and what proportion of the amount of such contracts has been placed in foreign countries?

Colonel ASHLEY

I am not in possession of the information required by my hon. Friend. I may add, however, that I am informed by the Trade Facilities Act Advisory Committee that, in connection with the electrification of the South-Eastern and Chatham Section of the Southern Railway, contracts for rather more than £2,500,000 have been placed up to the present time, and that none of these contracts has been placed abroad.