HC Deb 17 March 1958 vol 584 cc110-1W
Mr. Hastings

asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation what plans for the extension of the District Railway to Basildon have been submitted to him; and how soon the work on this project will be commenced.

Mr. Watkinson

None, but if the traffic potential justifies a rail service, consideration will be given to the possibility of serving Basildon by the London-Tilbury-Southend line which is to be electrified.