HC Deb 08 April 1964 vol 692 c204W
36. Dr. Dickson Mahon

asked the Minister of Transport in respect of decisions on railway closures which he has already taken, what has been the average period between the date of the submission to him of reports on the closures by transport users' consultative committees, and the date of his decision.

Mr. Marples

For those proposals first published in the Railways Board's Reshaping Report, about 12 weeks.

38. Mr. Millan

asked the Minister of Transport in how many cases to date, having received reports from the transport users' consultative committees regarding railway closures, he has decided to defer his decision on the proposed closures for up to one year, up to two years, up to three years, and more than three years, respectively.

Mr. Marples

None. But in two cases where I have refused my consent I have told the Railways Board that I would be prepared to consider further proposals after one and three years respectively. I have given my consent to one closure on condition that the service remains for 14 months to allow certain road works to be completed.