§ 112. Mr. Steele
asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation what progress is being made in the scheme for the electrification of railways in southwest Scotland.
§ Mr. Boyd-Carpenter
A proposal to electrify certain suburban railways in and around Glasgow, as suggested by the Inglis Committee, has been approved in principle by the British Transport Commission subject to the conclusion of a satisfactory agreement with the Glasgow Corporation for the co-ordination of transport facilities in the area. I am informed that negotiations with the Corporation are proceeding.