§ 31. Mr. HUTCHISON
asked the Minister of Transport whether the decision of the railway companies serving East London against electrification on the ground that it would not be a profitable investment is accepted as final by the London Passenger Transport Board?
§ Mr. HORE-BELISHA
I am informed by the London Passenger Transport Board that while they are in agreement with the railway companies serving East London that owing to the great cost of widening the track, and the character of the traffic to be carried, it would not be a profiable investment to electrify the railways, the whole problem is having the careful consideration of the Standing Joint Committee.