Baroness Randerson is representing the Wales Office at today’s JMC meeting. She has issued the following statement:
2/4 ‘The UK Govt’s position on its funding contribution has not changed since the agreement was reached with the Welsh Govt in July 2012
3/4 ‘The Welsh Govt’s own business case for the electrification of the Valley Lines makes clear its intent to fund and manage the project.'
4/4 and again ‘The UK Government’s position has not changed.'
The Welsh Secretary David Jones says the Welsh Government must stand by an agreement to fund Valley Lines electrification
The Welsh and UK Governments are arguing over who should pay the bill for rail electrification in the South Wales Valleys