HC Deb 20 December 1967 vol 756 cc407-8W
48. Mr. Dobson

asked the Minister of Transport what plans she has for further electrification of railways in the United Kingdom; how much money has been set aside for electrification in each of the next five years, respectively; and whether she will consider a substantial yearly extension of railway electrification.

Mr. John Morris:

It is for the Railways Board to plan their investment. My right hon. Friend has at present no proposals from them for further electrification but she will consider any on their merits and in relation to the resources available. Money is not specifically set aside in advance for any particular form of investment.

77. Mr. Brian Parkyn

asked the Minister of Transport when she will authorise the British Railways Board to complete a detailed programme for the further introduction of electrification over the next five years.

Mr. John Morris:

I have no doubt that the Railways Board will, when planning their forward investment programme, consider the priority to be given to further electrification.