§ Mr. G. Elfred Davies
asked the Minister of Labour how many employees of British Railways will become redundant as a result of the proposed closure of the Porth to Maerdy branch line for passenger traffic; and what steps are being taken to provide alternative employment for those affected.
§ Mr. Godber
I understand that the Railways Board estimates that 24 workers will be affected by this closure but that it hopes to offer all of them alternative employment. Should any need help in finding other work the full facilities of my Department, including training where appropriate, will be available to them.