HC Deb 03 August 1965 vol 717 c289W
Mr. Rowland

asked the Minister of Transport if, in reaching his decisions on railway closure proposals in the area around the Birmingham conurbation, such as the modification of the Birmingham-Tamworth-Derby services, he will bear in mind the view expressed in the West Midlands Regional Study that such closures should not prejudice plans for a better long-term distribution of growth, or conflict with lateral planning of transport in the urban complex.

Mr. Tom Fraser

Certainly. Moreover, as I explained in my statement of 31st March, I have arranged to obtain the advice of the regional Economic Planning Council on each rail passenger closure proposal which comes before me.