HC Deb 25 June 1980 vol 987 c225W
45. Mr. Walter Johnson

asked the Minister of Transport if, in view of the world energy crisis, he will now make extra funds available to British Railways for further electrification of the track.

Mr. Fowler

I am awaiting the outcome of the Joint Government/Railways Board study of the case for a main line electrification programme before deciding whether extra funds should be made available. I expect to receive the final report of the study by early autumn.