HC Deb 23 November 1966 vol 736 cc1368-9
8. Sir Clive Bossom

asked the Minister of Transport if she will make a statement about the proposed £25 million rail link for London Airport.

The Joint Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Transport (Mr. Stephen Swingler)

The Interchanges Group of the Transport Co-ordinating Council for London is now considering how and when access between central London and Heathrow airport should be improved.

Sir Give Bossom

Have the surveys of the tube, the rail and the monorail now been completed? What progress has the Minister been able to make in choosing one of the six schemes which were put before the Ministry? Can the Minister give any indication where the London terminal is to be located?

Mr. Swingler

No, Sir. These surveys have not been completed. As the hon. Gentleman knows, there are several schemes involving many millions of £s, and they are still being evaluated by the Interchanges Group. But I can tell the hon. Gentleman and the House that the Minister has informed British Railways and the London Transport Board that they may seek Parliamentary powers within this Session in preparation for the adoption of any scheme.

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