HC Deb 14 December 1966 vol 738 c97W
Mr. Milne

asked the Minister of Transport what steps have been taken to institute an area examination of the transport needs of south-east Northumberland; and if she will issue a statement on the possibilities of an integrated transport system for the area based on the present rail system.

Mr. John Morris

The Department has been discussing with local authorities and public transport operators the possibility of a transportation study on Tyneside. The objective would be to help to plan the development of a transport system which makes the best use of all modes of transport.

My right hon. Friend is visiting Tyneside on 6th January to discuss with the major local authorities and public transport operators how a conurbation transport authority might be set up which would have as one of its duties the planning of an integrated system of public transport for the area.