HC Deb 10 February 1965 vol 706 c97W
76. Mr. H. Hynd

asked the Minister of Transport whether a decision has yet been reached about the proposed withdrawal of passenger services from the Manchester, Victorian-Bury-Accrington line; and what is the present situation.

Mr. Tom Fraser

Following the arrangements I announced on 4th November the Railways Board sent me the basic information about this proposal. I have decided that any implications it may have for regional and national planning can be fully considered following its passage through the normal statutory procedure.