HC Deb 15 December 1971 vol 828 c98W
50. Mr. Dempsey

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what research he has undertaken into the safety of fast trains travelling between Glasgow and London on electrified rails; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Eldon Griffiths

None. Fast electric trains have been running between Euston and Crewe since 1961. No particular safety difficulties have arisen, and I have no reason to think that extension of electrification to Glasgow will create new problems.