§ Mr. Warbey
asked the Minister of Transport if he will furnish a list of 172W branch lines radiating from Nottingham in respect of which closure proposals for passenger services have been notified by British Railways; and, in each case, what stage of development has been reached, including the dates of hearings by the Transport Users' Consultative Committee.
§ Mr. Marples
The Railways Board gave notice under Section 56 of the Transport Act 1962 on 8th July of a proposal to withdraw passenger services between Derby Friargate and Nottingham Victoria. The East Midland Transport Users' Consultative Committee held a meeting to hear objections on 29th October. I expect their report on hardship shortly.
The Board gave statutory notice on 14th November of a proposal to withdraw the Nottingham Midland-Worksop passenger service. The last date for receiving objections is 3rd January, 1964. A meeting to hear objections has not yet been fixed.