HC Deb 12 May 1982 vol 23 c281W
19. Mr. Hicks

asked the Secretary of State for Transport whether he has received representations from British Railways specifically for capital investment in new forms of diesel unit and rolling stock for use on branch lines.

Mr. Eyre

We have recently received from the Railways Board a request for authority to build 40 lightweight diesel multiple units as the first stage in a replacement programme; my right hon. Friend is studying this application carefully.