HC Deb 14 December 1932 vol 273 cc350-1W

asked the Minister of Transport whether, in reviewing all proposals connected with the unemployment problem, the Government will reconsider the recommendations contained in the Weir Committee's Report on the electrification of railways?


I understand that the railway companies are pursuing their in vestigations into the problem of mainline railway electrification in the light of the Weir Report. They have informed me, in particular, that certain schemes of London suburban electrification are now under consideration, and that in the event of the London Transport Bill becoming law they will be prepared to submit proposals to the Standing Joint Committee of the Transport Board and the railway companies which the Bill proposes to set up.