§ 46 and 47. Mr. Willis
asked the Minister of Transport (1) whether, in considering the proposals for railway closures put to him, he is satisfied that all financial and other information made available to him by the Railways Board in connection with the closures has been made available to the appropriate transport users' consultative committees; and if he will make a statement;
(2) whether he will issue a general direction, in the national interest, to the Railways Board that the financial statements they provide to transport users' consultative committees in connection with railway closures contain details of the total receipts from the lines in question.
§ Mr. Marples
The information the committees receive from the Board was agreed between them. The number of passengers carried and the alternative
MILEAGE AT 1ST JANUARY, 1963 OF RAILWAY ROUTES NOT USED FOR NORMAL DAY-TO-DAY OPERATIONS — Eastern Region London Midland Region North Eastern Region Scottish Region Southern Region Western Region Total … … 303¼ 162½ 292 328¼ 161½ 561½
Note: The above figures relate to closures since 1st January, 1948. Closed for more than: Eastern Region London Midland Region North Eastern Region Scottish Region Southern Region Western Region 2 years … … 285¾ 95¾ 233 271¾ 129¾ 293¾ 4 years … … 95 94¼ 181½ 191½ 129¾ 223¼ 6 years … … 82¾ 94¼ 81½ 168 112½ 187¾ 8 years … … 67½ 89¾ 80 134½ 78½ 156¼
§ 4. Sir E. Errington
asked the Minister of Transport what is the average cost per mile per annum of the upkeep, including fencing, tunnels and bridges, of all disused railway routes.
§ Mr. Galbraith
We are informed by the British Railways Board that this information is not available.