To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the Answer of 26 March 2015 to Question 228876, whether he has at any point (a) requested a copy of Network Rail's list of projects that could be stopped or refused due to capital funding constraints and (b) otherwise had sight of such a list.
16 July 2015
We are not cancelling any projects. We have instead asked Sir Peter Hendy to re-plan the investment programme and he will report on this in the Autumn.
In the case of North Trans Pennine and Midland Main Line electrification, the Secretary of State has been clear: this is a pause, not a stop, to ensure that it happens at the right time to deliver the most benefit.