HC Deb 17 May 1965 vol 712 c175W
Mr. Galbraith

asked the Minister of Transport how many railway closure proposals were awaiting Ministerial decision and how many were with the Transport Users' Consultative Committee on 15th October, 1964; how many proposals are at present with the Transport Users' Consultative Committee; how many have been passed for ministerial decision since 15th October; and of these, how many have been refused, how many consented to, and how many still await decision.

Mr. Tom Fraser

On 15th October, there were 95 proposals under consideration by transport users' consultative committees and 34 proposals with the Minister for decision. Since that date committees have reported on 73 proposals, and I have given consent to a total of 18 proposals and refused consent to 5 others. Of 84 proposals on which committees have reported but which remain undecided, I am awaiting further information from the committees concerned or the Railways Board in about 30 cases.