16 June: Lord Bradshaw asked Her Majesty's Government what proposals they have for the future of Network Rail.

during the Question...... Lord Faulkner of Worcester: My Lords, following the exchanges yesterday on the question that I asked the noble Earl regarding railway electrification during the exchanges on my noble friend Lord Berkeley's Question, a report has appeared in today's Sun newspaper that says: "Plans for faster electric trains across Britain will be scrapped because they cost too much, the Government said yesterday". As the noble Earl, for this purpose, is the Government, does he have anything to add to that statement and will he confirm whether it is true?

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