HC Deb 07 April 1937 vol 322 cc191-2W
Mr. Kelly

asked the Minister of Transport whether he has any information as to the steps being taken to electrify the railways running from Manchester to Rochdale and other Lancashire towns?

Mr. Hore-Belisha

Apart from the electrification of the London and North-Eastern Railway Company's line from Manchester to Sheffield, which is being undertaken in accordance with the Railways (Agreement) Act, 1935, I am informed that no other proposals for railway electrification in the Manchester district are at present under consideration by the London and North-Eastern or the London Midland and Scottish Railway Companies.