HC Deb 15 May 1935 vol 301 cc1719-20W

asked the Minister of Transport what new capital expenditure has been incurred by the London Passenger Transport Board since they took over responsibility for London traffic; and what has been the capital expenditure since that date on underground railway developments and the electrification of suburban railways?


I am informed that since 1st July, 1933, when the London Passenger Transport Board commenced to operate, they have authorised new expenditure on capital account of about £4,600,000, of which £1,400,000 relates to the Board's railways. I also understand that within the same period the Southern and London, Midland and Scottish Railway Companies have charged to capital expenditure approximately £280, 000 and £110,000 respectively, in connection with electrification within the London suburban area.