HC Deb 17 February 1965 vol 706 c226W
Mr. Floud

asked the Minister of Transport if he will issue a general direction in the public interest, to the Railways Board, not to restrict the passenger services on any line in respect of which the Board has undertaken to submit proposals.

Mr. Tom Fraser

No. It would be contrary to the public interest to fetter the Board's discretion to reduce services, especially where such reduction may be a means of avoiding having to propose closure.

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