§ Dr. Marek
asked the Secretary of State for Transport if, in view of the objective set for British Railways 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
[pursuant to the reply, 2 December 1983; c. 635.]: My right hon. Friend has today given his approval for the railways board's proposal to build 149 electric multiple unit vehicles at a cost of £35.69 million. There are no other proposals for investment in electric multiple units before us for decision.