§ 21. Mr. Bayley
To ask the President of the Board of Trade what help his Department is giving British railway rolling stock manufacturing.
§ Mr. Sainsbury
My Department supports the UK railway equipment manufacturers under its schemes of regional selective assistance, innovation and export promotion. My right hon. Friend the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced in the autumn statement additional measures to release £150 million for rolling stock orders by British Rail. In addition, he announced the Government's continuing commitment to the Jubilee line extension.