§ 1. Mr. William Hamilton
asked the Minister of Transport whether, in order to establish the true basic costs of all forms of transport, he will initiate a full inquiry into the problem, meanwhile preventing any further railway closures.
§ The Minister of Transport (Mr. Tom Fraser)
I am now considering what further work might be done on costs of various forms of transport. On rail closures, I would refer my hon. Friend to my statement of 4th November, in which I made clear my intention to avoid any action which might prejudice the railways' possible contribution to our future plans.