§ Dr. Marek
asked the Secretary of State for Transport if, in view of the objective set for British Rail of providing a better deal for travellers in and around London, he will approve any proposals emanating from the board for investment to replace existing electric multiple unit stock over 20 years old; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. David Mitchell
It is part of the British Railways Board's management responsibility to judge what works628W
of this kind are required to run an efficient railway, giving good value for money, in line with the objectives set out in my right hon. Friend's letter of 24 October.