§ Mr. Ron Lewis
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what representations he has received from British Railways regarding the building of the advanced passenger train; what replies he 311W has given; and if he will give some indication when production of these will commence.
§ Mr. Mulley
As I stated in reply to my hon. Friend the Member for Preston North (Mr. Watkins) on 24th July, I have told British Railways that they may proceed with their plans for the production of prototype advanced passenger trains for service on the London-Glasgow route. These plans at present envisage starting the production of the first prototype by the end of this year.