§ 68. Mr. Probert
asked the Minister of Transport why he gave consent to the Railways Board's proposals to withdraw passenger train services from the Aberdare-Abercynon and the Neath-Aberdare-Pontypool lines.
§ Mr. Marples
After very careful consideration I was satisfied that most of the hardship which might arise from closure would be alleviated by the maintenance of existing alternative bus services, already used by the vast majority of travellers, and the provision of certain new ones. My consent is subject to these conditions.