HC Deb 16 December 1970 vol 808 c347W
47. Mr. Normanton

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what is the total cost to date of the electrification of the London to Manchester line; and what requests he has received from the Railways Board for further capital expenditure.

Mr. Eldon Griffiths

Electrification from Euston to Manchester, Liverpool and Birmingham was completed in 1967 at a cost of about £90 million. Extension to Glasgow at an estimated cost of £25.2 million was approved in February of this year. My right hon. Friend has received no requests from the British Railways Board for further capital expenditure on major electrification projects.