HC Deb 03 February 1960 vol 616 cc127-8W
60. Mr. Mapp

asked the Minister of Transport whether, in view of the need to secure to the transport user a fair and competitive basis between road and rail transport, he will make a statement of Government policy in this matter with particular reference to the economic aspects.

Mr. Marples

Government policy is to ensure that both road and rail transport can each make its contribution as effectively as possible to the economic life of the country. That is why we are pressing forward with a vigorous roads programme and giving considerable financial support to the modernisation of British Railways.