HC Deb 16 March 1983 vol 39 c157W
32. Mr. Booth

asked the Secretary of State for Transport if he will make a specific provision within the public services obligation grant to British Rail for a sufficient level of investment expenditure to retain a level of orders from British Rail Engineering Ltd. to maintain the existing railway workshop capacity at Shildon, Horwich, Temple Mills and Swindon.

Mr. David Howell

No. The decline in demand for the products of these workshops has arisen because of the changing needs of the railway businesses, and not because of limitations in the funds available for investment.