HC Deb 21 May 1980 vol 985 cc247-8W
40. Mr. Norman Hogg

asked the Minister of Transport what arrangements he has made with the Board of British Railways to fund the future programme of electrification in Scotland.

Mr. Fowler

The funding of a major programme of electrification is a matter to be considered once the final report of the joint electrification review is available. Meanwhile, I am willing to consider any individual electrification pro- jects which the board proposes to carry out within its present investment ceiling.