§ Mr. W. Hamilton
asked the Minister of Transport if he will give details of the advice he has given to chambers of commerce and other interested parties concerning the latest date on which representations can be made on the proposals contained in the Beeching Report an the future of the railways.30W
§ Mr. Marples
I have asked representative bodies to let me have their initial comments on the general implications of the Report by 18th April. Most of them have been good enough to do so. Many could not, of course, complete their consideration of the Report by that date. I hope and expect that they will send me their further comments later.
Representations about hardship that may be caused to users by particular passenger closures can be made to the Transport Users Consultative Committee when notice of closure has been given under Section 56 of the Transport Act, 1962.