HC Deb 21 June 1993 vol 227 cc57-8W
Mr. Nigel Evans

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what are the plans for the upgrading of the west coast line.

Mr. Freeman

Re-equipping the west coast main line is an investment priority. I understand that British Rail has set aside funds for design work and plans to begin renewing the infrastructure next year. Decisions on the precise phasing of the renewal programme will need to have regard to public expenditure constraints.