§ 61. Mr. Box
asked the Minister of Transport whether he will give a general direction to the British Transport Commission to ensure that wherever closures of branch railway lines are proposed in Wales, bus services under the control of the British Transport Commission in the affected areas are at least maintained or improved.
§ Mr. Hay
No. The Transport Users Consultative Committee for Wales and Monmouthshire, when examining proposals for closures, takes into account all alternative transport facilities which will be available. My right hon. Friend also takes account of them when considering the Committee's recommendations.