HC Deb 19 April 1967 vol 745 c92W
Mr. Webster

asked the Minister of Transport how she proposes to keep in operation railway lines which run at a loss.

Mrs. Castle

I would refer the hon. Member to the replies I gave to his Questions following my statement to the House of 15th March.—[Vol. 743, c. 405–6.]

Mr. Pardoe

asked the Minister of Transport what evidence she now has of the social effects of the closures of uneconomic rail services.

Mrs. Castle

The evidence brought to my notice from time to time indicates that the alternative means of transport provided as a condition of consent to closure generally prove to be adequate for the needs of former rail users. I have no evidence of any other substantial social effects but I hope to publish soon the report of the analysis of a consultants' Survey dealing with three individual rail closures.

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