HC Deb 30 January 1956 vol 548 cc86-7W
Sir A. Bossom

asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation to ensure that the farming interests concerned are consulted before any action is taken in the proposal to widen the railways in certain parts of Kent or otherwise destroy good agricultural land.

Mr. Watkinson

This proposal is now included in a private Bill recently presented by the British Transport Commission and must therefore be considered in accordance with established procedure. Before the Bill is committed, I shall, as a matter of course, consider with my right hon. Friend the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food the effect of the proposal on agricultural interests.