HC Deb 23 November 1966 vol 736 c307W
83. Mr. Biggs-Davison

asked the Minister of Transport which of those transport methods she studied in the United States of America are being examined further in her Department or elsewhere with a view to their introduction or adaptation in this country.

Mrs. Castle

Exchange of knowledge between the United Kingdom and United States on transport matters is already proving of mutual benefit. Both we and they are seeking improvements in public transport, freight handling, traffic management, road safety and the programming and construction of roads; and these are amongst matters I studied in the United States. I intend particularly to keep in touch with American experience of improved methods of transporting commuters rapidly by rail and the use of containers for the through transport of freight, which gives the shipper high efficiency at low cost.