Portsmouth-Southampton Line (Electrification)

Oral Answers to Questions — Railways – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 15th November 1967.

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Photo of Mr Frank Judd Mr Frank Judd , Portsmouth West 12:00 am, 15th November 1967

asked the Minister of Transport what plans have been submitted to her for the electrification of the railway between Portsmouth and Southampton.

Photo of Mr Frank Judd Mr Frank Judd , Portsmouth West

Can my hon. Friend assure the House that if such schemes are submitted in the plans for the development of the region they will be given every possible support by the Ministry?

Photo of Sir John Morris Sir John Morris Parliamentary Secretary (Ministry of Transport)

I cannot anticipate what the Minister's view will be on this. I know the possibility of the electrification of the line is being examined by the Board. It is for the Board to initiate proposals. I am told its studies are not yet sufficiently advanced to indicate when the proposals will come forward.