HC Deb 12 July 1996 vol 281 c319W
Mrs. Dunwoody

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when the west coast main line will qualify for inclusion in the trans-European network high speed rail links. [36827]

Mr. Watts

The west coast main line is included on the current trans European network high speed rail map. The United Kingdom secured nearly £7 million of EU funding in support of the WCML modernisation in 1995 and we are confident of further sums during 1996 and beyond.