HC Deb 09 December 1981 vol 14 c400W
16. Mr. Foulkes

asked the Secretary of State if he will increase the capital borrowing consent of Strathclyde regional council to enable it to proceed with the electrification of the Ayrshire railway lines.

Mr. Rifkind

My right hon. Friend has promised to consider whether it would be possible to increase the council's allocation for roads and transport capital expenditure. The grant he has already offered the council in respect of rolling stock will, of course, be a substantial help in financing the project.