HC Deb 05 December 1983 vol 50 cc42-3W
61. Mr. Gregory

asked the Secretary of State for Transport if he has received a submission from British Rail for consent to place an order for the purchase of electrical multiple unit rolling stock; and whether he will make a statement.

Mr. David Mitchell

My right hon. Friend has today written to the chairman of British Rail, conveying his approval of the board's proposal to build 149 electric multiple unit vehicles at an estimated cost of £35.69 million. The vehicles will, I understand, be built at York by British Rail Engineering Limited. They will operate on London commuter services.