HC Deb 04 December 1989 vol 163 cc99-100W
81. Mr. Robert Hughes

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent discussions he has had on the electrification of the east coast railway line between Aberdeen and Edinburgh.

Mr. Portillo

It would be for British Rail to bring forward any proposals if it believes they would be worthwhile. Since 1979 BR has spent £691 million in today's prices on electrification, an average of £63 million a year.