HC Deb 12 December 1938 vol 342 cc1638-9W
Mr. McEntee

asked the Minister of Transport whether, in view of the progress that has been made with the electrification of the East London railways where work is proceeding, he can now favourably consider the electrification of the Liverpool Street-Ching-ford line?

Mr. Burgin

This is a matter primarily for the consideration of the undertakings concerned. I am informed that until further progress has been made with the programme of railway improvements at present being carried out in the London Passenger Transport area, at a cost of some £40,000,000, it is not possible for the undertakers to envisage the scope of the next programme of works to be undertaken. Transport facilities in the London area are, however, being examined and the priority determined of works to be considered when the present programme is completed.