§ 75. Mr. Albert Roberts
asked the Minister of Transport what estimate of the saving which would accrue he obtained before sanctioning the electrification of the Euston-Manchester line; and whether he will give a general direction to the Railways Board to publish estimates of the cost of electrifying comparable routes.
§ Mr. Mulley
The decision to authorise the electrification of the line from Euston to Manchester was taken by the previous Government.
On the second part of the Question, I do not consider that this would be a suitable subject for a general direction to the board.