§ 17. Mr. Nigel Davies
asked the Minister of Transport whether he intends making a statement on the 1949 Working Party's Report for London Railways; whether he is prepared to accept the recommendations of the Report in general; and whether he is prepared to accept the proposal for the electrification of the Chingford and Enfield Town lines from Liverpool Street station.
§ Mr. Barnes
The recommendations of the Report mainly relate to long-term improvements which could only be carried out gradually within the framework of capital investment policy. They must all be carefully considered with the planning authorities concerned and properly related to other aspects of planning. It is, therefore, impracticable to say at this stage to what extent the proposals will be adopted, and I am not in a position to make any general statement.
In regard to the proposal to electrify the Chingford and Enfield Town lines, I am in consultation with the British Transport Commission and hope to discuss with the representatives of the areas concerned.