HC Deb 08 December 1952 vol 509 c6W
68. Mr. Arbuthnot

asked the Minister of Transport if he will give a general direction to the British Transport Commission under Section 4 of the Transport Act, 1947, to make available to farmers the acreage now unused as a result of the closing of railway branch lines.

Mr. Lennox-Boyd

I understand that the British Transport Commission are already ready to make available by sale or letting sites and land which are no longer required for the Commission's purposes following the closing of branch lines. No question of a direction therefore arises.