HC Deb 02 May 1966 vol 727 cc81-2W
Mr. Ron Lewis

asked the Minister of Transport what progress she is making in implementing her policy of the co- ordination of transport; and if she will make a statement.

Mr. Swingler

As my hon. Friend knows, proposals will be put before the House as soon as possible. But, as my right hon. Friend has already announced, she is re-examining the rôle of the railways and intends to set up a national freight authority to integrate the road and rail services of the public sector. She is paying particular attention to regional transport needs: for London she has already set up a Transport Co-ordinating Council which brings together the main bodies responsible for transport there.