§ 28. Dr. Michael Clark
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what requests he has received from British Rail to approve additional expenditure for(a) Network SouthEast and (b) the line from Liverpool street to Southend (Victoria).
§ Mr. Parkinson
This year I have approved five major investment schemes for Network SouthEast worth nearly £450 million. This included approval for the construction of 124 class 321 vehicles at cost of £45 million to meet the forecast growth in demand for services north of the Thames, including the Liverpool street-Southend (Victoria) line.