§ 48. Mr. Trevor Park
asked the Minister of Transport why the reports of transport users' consultative committees are not made available to the public.
§ Mr. Tom Fraser
The committees agreed some time ago that their reports should be treated in confidence. This enables them to express their views freely and to discuss without inhibition the details of users' personal difficulties —much of which is given to them in writing.
Publication could well deter some users from giving details of their problems to the committees, and so make the committees' assessment of hardship, and my decision, more difficult.