§ 99. Mr. W. T. Rodgers
asked the Minister of Transport whether he is aware of the view expressed in the Hall Report that the closing of railway lines that serve commuter and other urban traffic hinders the relief of urban traffic congestion; and if he will make a statement on future policy for branch lines in urban areas in the light of this.
§ Mr. Marples
The views expressed in the Hall Report are among the matters the Government are taking into account in their consideration of the proposals recently put to them by the Railways Board.