§ Mr. Portillo
The Government have already approved a major programme of investment, which includes the modernisation of the Central line, improvements to Liverpool Street and Angel stations, and the purchase of new trains. We have made financial provision for the extension of the Jubilee line, for congestion-relief measures at the most overcrowded stations, for a substantial programme of train-refurbishment, and for the modernisation of the Northern line. We expect to take a decision later this year on the introduction of a Bill for a new line to relieve congestion in the central area of London. Such investments will benefit all passengers, but will be particularly welcome to those who travel at the busiest peak periods.