HC Deb 01 June 1960 vol 624 cc1427-8
6. Mr. Mapp

asked the Minister of Transport what proposals he has made to the committee of inquiry dealing with the organisation and structure of the British Transport Commission in regard to the co-ordination of passenger road transport services in Lancashire with the rail services of the British Transport Commission.

Mr. Marples

None, Sir.

Mr. Mapp

Will the Minister kindly say how he thinks that a committee of inquiry can give a fair appraisal of B.T.C. services unless it takes into account questions of co-ordination of this kind?

Mr. Marples

What the committee of inquiry will take into account is another question. The Question on the Order Paper asks what proposals I have made.

Mr. G. Wilson

Is my right hon. Friend aware that many bus companies have arrangements with British Railways for standing joint road-rail committees and that in Lancashire the two principal bus companies, Ribble Motor Services Ltd. and the North-Western Road Car Company Limited, have such a committee and have had it since 1929?

Mr. Marples

Yes, I am aware of that.

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