HC Deb 25 January 1961 vol 633 c22W
56. Mr. Boyden

asked the Minister of Transport if he will give a general direction to the British Transport Commission that when British Railways' officers give evidence before Area Transport Users' Consultative Committees on the closure of a railway line or a station, their main evidence shall be circulated in writing to those local authorities who have indicated their objection to such closure.

Mr. Hay

No. It is for the Committees to settle procedure. I understand that local authorities concerned with a proposed closure are given the statement of the Commission's case at the same time as it is sent to the Committee. In practice, local authorities are among the objectors invited to attend any hearing fixed by the Committee.

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