§ 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.