§ Mr. Wakeham
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he has yet received any proposals for the redevelopment of Liverpool Street station; and whether he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Shore
I called in proposals submitted by the British Railways board in 1976 to demolish and redevelop Liverpool Street and Broad Street stations with improved underground and bus interchanges, offices, shops and community facilities. A public inquiry was held and the Inspector reported in October 1977. These are major and complex proposals, and their full consideration is necessarily taking rather longer than usual. I will make a statement when I announce the decision on the scheme, which I hope to do soon.