§ Sir Richard Glyn
asked the Minister of Transport if he is aware that the Railways Board failed to fulfil their statutory duly under Section 56(7)(a) of the Transport Act, 1962, with regard to notice of particulars of alternative services to the Somerset and Dorset railway line; and if he will therefore not permit the closure of this line.
§ Mr. Marples
I have seen no evidence of any failure on the part of the Board in this respect. I will reach my decision 91W on the proposals in the light of the T.U.C.C. reports on hardship and all other relevant factors.