§ Mrs. Ewing
asked the Minister of Transport what proposals he has received from the Railways Board to electrify the Glasgow—Blantyre—Hamilton—Bellshill—Glasgow Circle and the main line through Motherwell; and what conclusion he has reached.
§ Mr. Marsh
The main line through Motherwell (excepting those sections already electrified) and the line between Motherwell and Glasgow via Bellshill are included in the Railways Board proposal for electrification between Weaver Junction (near Crewe) and Glasgow. As I told my hon. Friend the Member for Oldham, East on 29th April, no decision on this project has yet been taken, and there can in any case be no question of electrification proceeding before the end of 1969. I have received no proposals for the electrification of the loop linevia Hamilton and Blantyre.—[Vol. 782, c. 217–218.]