§ Mr. HANNON
asked the Lord Privy Seal if he can make a, statement on the progress of the scheme for the electrification of the Great Eastern section of the London and North Eastern Railway; what is the reason of the delay in undertaking this necessary work; and if the Government have placed all requisite facilities at the disposal of the railway company?
A scheme of the kind referred to by the hon. Member would be eligible for consideration with a view to assistance under the Development (Loan Guarantee and Grants) Act, 1929. There has been no delay as no application for assistance has been received.