HC Deb 25 April 1983 vol 41 c217W
Mr. Mason

asked the Secretary of State for Transport if he has received proposals for extending the electrified rail network northward to the Yorkshire and Humberside region, including the east coast main line and the midland line to Sheffield; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Eyre

As to the Railways Board's 10-year programme in general, and its proposals for the east coast main line, I refer the right hon. Member to my right hon. Friend's reply to the right hon. Member for Barrow-in-Furness (Mr. Booth) on 20 April—[c.126.] An outline case for the electrification of the Midland main line to Sheffield is included in the 10-year programme but the board have not yet submitted any more detailed investment proposals.