§ Mr. Martin
asked the Secretary of State for Transport what is the total value of the capital investment programme approved for British Rail in connection with its five-year rolling programme of modernisation of the locomotive and carriage fleet; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. David Mitchell
The British Railways Board corporate plan 1985 records that over the next five years it is planning to invest £716 million in traction and rolling stock. The Government have already approved projects totalling some £340 million, which will provide more than 90 new locomotives and 1,130 new passenger vehicles.