§ 97. Mr. Watkins
asked the Minister of Transport if he is aware of the comments contained in the Report of the Wales and Monmouthshire Transport Users' Consultative Committee on the alternative omnibus services between Brecon and Newtown which were instituted after the closure of the Becon to Moat Lane railway line; and what action he is taking in this matter.
§ Mr. Marples
As the Committee records in its Annual Report, I asked it to review the adequacy of the alternative services available to those who formerly used the rail passenger service between Moat Lane and Brecon. The Committee reported to me that the request for certain additional bus services was reasonable on hardship grounds. After considering its Report I have told the Railways Board that I accept the Committee's conclusions and recommendations, and I have asked the Board to arrange the provision of these bus services as quickly as possible. I am sending details to the hon. Member.