§ Mr. Ronald Atkins
asked the Minister of Transport whether she has given her sanction for the capital expenditure involved in the electrification of the railway from Weaver Junction, Crewe, to Glasgow; and whether provision will be made for improvement of the rail load gauge to allow carriage of road semi-trailers and vehicles by rail.
§ Mr. John Morris
My right hon. Friend does not expect the Railways Board to submit investment proposals to her for this electrification until it has completed a detailed survey now under way. I understand that the Board has no plans for increasing the loading gauge on this route.