HC Deb 27 January 1964 vol 688 c1W
11. Mr. McKay

asked the Minister of Labour what estimate he has made of the unemployment of railwaymen which will result from the closure of the railway line from Newcastle to the Tynemouth area.

Mr. Whitelaw

I understand that the Railways Board estimates that if this closure takes place there will be a reduction of some 17 posts, but that it can offer alternative employment to all those affected.