§ Mr. Corbett
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether he will now announce his decision on the application by the British Rail board and West Midlands Passenger Transport Executive for approval of a scheme to electrify the Lichfield-Redditch cross-city line.
§ Mr. Portillo
No proposal has been submitted for approval. I understand that British Rail is doing further work on the case. If the case for electrification is financially robust, we shall be happy to approve it.346W
and 1980–81 are therefore not included. Details of Hampshie county council's capital allociation for roads are given in the following table.