§ Mr. Gregory
asked the Minister of Transport what provision is made by British Railways for the sale of obsolete steam locomotives to railway enthusiasts and preservation societies; and how many locomotives have been sold since 1st January, 1967, to date.
§ Mr. Swingler
I understand from the Railways Board that applications to purchase redundant steam locomotives are considered by the Board, and prices are based on the current scrap values of the locomotives. Four locomotives have been sold to preservation societies since 1st January, 1967.