§ Mr. Rowland
asked the Minister of Transport if he will postpone making a decision on the proposal now before him for the closure of the Yarnton to King-ham branch line, until he has had sufficient time to observe the possibility of increased passenger traffic to and from Handborough, the railway station for Bladon.
§ Mr. Tom Fraser
I have not yet completed my consideration of the Railways Board's proposal to close Handborough station, which is included in its plans to withdraw local services between Oxford and Worcester. Before doing so I shall take account of any increase in traffic at Handborough.