HC Deb 02 July 1964 vol 697 c278W
84. Sir P. Agnew

asked the Minister of Transport whether, in sending copies of the Annual Report for 1963 of the Central Transport Consultative Committee to the Railways Board, he will give a direction to the Board to take action on the Committee's recommendation, expressed in paragraph 35, that the question of introducing unstaffed halts merits further consideration; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Marples

No. I understand that the Board has sent the Committee a statement of its policy on unstaffed halts. I am told that the Committee discussed this at a recent meeting and found it acceptable. In deciding whether to consent to a proposed passenger closure, I always bear in mind the possibility that stations for which there is a public need might be retained as unstaffed halts.

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