HC Deb 10 December 1987 vol 124 c217W
Mr. Simon Coombs

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many miles of continuous welded rail he expects to authorise, as envisaged in British Rail's corporate plan, in the years 1988–89, 1989–90, 1990–91 and 1991–92.

Mr. David Mitchell

British Rail's expenditure on continuous welded rail is a management matter for which they do not require ministerial consent. The mileage of track on which British Rail expects to complete work in each year is as follows:

1988–89 268
1989–90 249
1990–91 241
1991–92 228