HC Deb 23 April 1990 vol 171 c46W
23. Mr. Flannery

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent discussions he has had with the British Railways Board about investment in the midland St. Pancras-Sheffield railway line.

Mr. Portillo

Whilst we have not had any recent discussions with British Rail on this, I know that British Rail will be providing faster trains in the new May timetable and we would be happy to see any further investment proposals which British Rail considers worth while.