HC Deb 19 June 1968 vol 766 cc1087-8
38. Mr. Moyle

asked the Minister of Transport whether he has yet received the proposal for the construction of the Fleet Line.

Mr. Swingler

No, Sir, but we understand from London Transport that planning work is actively proceeding.

Mr. Moyle

Would the Minister agree that it is becoming increasingly urgent to increase the commuter capacity in South-East London, and would he therefore stimulate the earliest possible publication of these proposals so that action may be taken?

Mr. Swingler

My hon. Friend will know that a number of consultations are going on about the best proposals to deal with the situation. We recognise that some very important decisions will have to be taken. British Railways and London Transport are going forward with these proposals, and I hope to hear from them in the near future.