§ Mr. Watkins
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will make representations to the British 18W Transport Commission concerning the effect on Welsh agriculture and marketing of its proposals for closing railway lines in Wales.
Proposals for the closure of any railway line are put to the Transport Users' Consultative Committee on which farming interests are represented. It is usual for the British Transport Commission to inform farming organisations, who, if they so wish, can make representations to the Committee.
My right hon. Friend the Minister of Transport is fully aware of the importance of transport facilities to agricultural interests in Wales.