§ Mr. Jim Cunningham
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many orders were placed by British Rail in each financial year since 1990–91; what are the projections for 1994–95 and 1995–96 for(a) mainline passenger and freight locomotives, (b) mainline passenger coaches, (c) regional multiple units and (d) freight and goods wagons of all descriptions.
§ Mr. Freeman
Orders of traction and rolling stock by British Rail since 1990–91 were as follows:—
Financial year and description Number 1990–91 Locomotives (Class 92) 30 Electric multiple units 111 Container wagons 700 1991–92 Locomotives (Class 92) 7 Electric multiple units 104 Diesel multiple units 63 Channel tunnel trainsets for North of London services 7 Automotive wagons 300 1992–93 Locomotives (Class 92) 9 Electric multiple units 188 Channel tunnel night stock 139 Intermodal wagons 450 1993–94 Electric multiple units 164
BR orders for subsequent years will be a matter for the new rolling stock leasing companies to be established on 1 April.147W