§ Mr. Cartwright
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment when he expects to announce his policy towards the London Rail Study and, in particular, to the recommendation made in the study for the early construction of the River Line from Fenchurch Street to Thames-mead East.
§ Mr. Mulley
The study's recommendations cover a wide range of matters, for many of which the rail operators or the Greater London Council are responsible. Some call for early decisions, others are for longer-term consideration. The suggested River Line will have to be considered by the Docklands Joint Committee and by the Greater London Council before any official proposal comes to me.