§ Mr. Biffen
asked the Minister of Transport when she will make a statement on the proposed closure of the Oswestry-Gobowen railway line.
§ Mr. John Morris
My right hon. Friend is considering the Railway Board's proposal to withdraw the passenger services on this line in the light of the recent report of the Transport Users Consultative Committee, the views of the West Midland Economic Planning Council, 471W and all the other relevant factors. I cannot yet say when she will be able to reach a decision.