HC Deb 01 December 1965 vol 721 cc1407-8
49. Mr. Wingfield Digby

asked the Minister of Transport why such a high proportion of the delayed road schemes is in the South-West; and what account he has taken of this in approving rail closures in the same area.

Mr. Tom Fraser

Schemes, whether in the South-West or elsewhere, were deferred unless they fell into one of the exempted categories. None of the deferred schemes in the South-West had any relevance to a railway closure.

Mr. Digby

Will the Minister at least say that in future he will consider road and rail communications for the South-West together?

Mr. Fraser

I always do.