HC Deb 28 October 1953 vol 518 cc366-7W
60. Mr. Sparks

asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation how the responsibility for running British Railways is now divided as between the British Transport Commission and the chief regional managers, following his abolition of the Railway Executive.

Mr. Lennox-Boyd

As the British Transport Commission have announced, their interim railway re-organisation provides that the chief regional managers will be responsible for all railway activities (commercial, operating and technical) in their respective regions and will report directly to the Commission. The Commission, assisted by an expert headquarters staff, will control major policy, ensure a common line of policy in important matters, and will conduct certain common and central services.