§ Mr. Dalyell
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will meet the chairman of British Rail to discuss the safety implications of the installation of two-way radios in engine cabs on busy railway routes.
§ Mr. Portillo
I discuss a variety of matters including safety questions at regular meetings with the BR chairman. BR rolling stock for driver-only operation will be fitted with radios, and BR is currently fitting radios to existing main line locomotives and high-speed trains.