HC Deb 25 October 1920 vol 133 c1360W

asked the Minister of Transport if it is the intention of the Government to introduce a Bill to give effect to the outline of proposals as to the future organisation of transport undertakings in Great Britain as given recently by his department; and if he has received any protests against the system of grouping?


The reply to the first part of the question is in the affirmative, but it will be realised that it is not possible for me to indicate at this juncture the extent of the variations which will be made in the proposals outlined in Command 787 as the result of discussions with the interests concerned. I have received many representations and whilst I think I may say that the policy of grouping the railways has been received with general approval, I have received some criticisms upon the particular grouping outlined in Command 787. I have, however, received no concrete alternative from any representative body.