§ 18. Captain ERSKINE-BOLST
asked the Minister of Transport what progress it is probable will be made towards implementing the recommendations of the Weir Committee on the electrification of railways during the current year?
§ The MINISTER of TRANSPORT (Mr. Oliver Stanley)
I understand that the railway companies are pursuing investigations into the problem of the main line electrification in the light of the Weir Report, and they have informed me that when the London Passenger Transport Bill has become law they will be prepared to submit to the Standing Joint Committee of the Transport Board and the Railway Companies, which the Bill proposes to set up, certain schemes relating to the electrification of London suburban railways.