HC Deb 23 February 1955 vol 537 c170W
106. Sir W. Darling

asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation whether he will give a general direction to the British Transport Commission that where it is their intention to discontinue the use of a railway line an opportunity should be given to undertakers to acquire the line for conversion into an autobahn, cycle track, country-walk or similar project.

Mr. Boyd-Carpenter

No. There is already full opportunity for anybody interested to make an offer for land surplus to the British Transport Commission's requirements.