Transport and Technology
Mr Edward Fletcher (Darlington)
Would not my hon. Friend agree that it is not so much a question of cash but of the work being farmed out to private enterprise that could be done in railway workshops? This is borne out by the fact that, only three or four weeks before the Darlington closure was announced, a substantial order for diesel locomotives was given to a private enterprise firm. My right hon. Friend the Minister of Transport must look at the allocation of available, work as between private and public enterprise and see that these orders are placed in the first instance with public enterprise.