HC Deb 02 December 1931 vol 260 c1063

asked the Minister of Transport if he will ask the Traffic Commissioners to review the transport facilities of the villages of Wynyard, Butterwick, Elwick Hall, Oldacres, Embledon, Hurwithburn and the area east of Trimdon, and Fishburn, county Durham, in view of the fact that the London and North Eastern Railway Company have withdrawn their passenger service, causing hardship to the residents of these areas, where now no railway service or omnibus service is in existence?


I have no doubt that in dealing with any applications for road services that may come before them the Traffic Commissioners will have regard to any absence or diminution of railway services in the district. I have, however, sent them a copy of my hon. Friend's question and of this reply.


Will the hon. Gentleman also send a letter impressing upon the Commissioners that unremunerative services must be considered as well as remunerative services in a public utility service of this nature?