§ 3. Captain John Crowder
asked the Minister of Transport whether he is now prepared to give the London Transport Executive his approval under Section 4 (2) of the Transport Act, 1947, for the completion of the electrification of the Alexandra Palace line, having regard to the serious traffic congestion in this district.
§ Mr. Barnes
I am informed by the British Transport Commission that they are preparing a programme of development, to be settled on lines to be approved by me under the terms of Section 4 (2) of the Transport Act. Any such programme must have full regard to other urgent works and the need to restrict capital investment, so I cannot say at present when this particular work can be undertaken.