HC Deb 10 March 1965 vol 708 c97W
79. Mr. Woodnutt

asked the Minister of Transport if, in view of the concern expressed by local authorities and others, he will give a general direction, in the public interest, to the British Railways Board to review the formula used for calculating the estimates of losses which are prepared for submission to transport users' consultative committees in support of the Board's proposals for withdrawal of passenger train services and facilities.

Mr. Tom Fraser

No. The financial information to be supplied to Consultative Committees has been agreed between them and the Railways Board. The hon. Member may recall that after carrying out an independent investigation at the request of my predecessor, Sir William Carrington reported that these figures were appropriate for the purpose and that the bases on which they were compiled were well founded and sound in principle.