HC Deb 20 December 1967 vol 756 cc408-9W
64. Sir G. Nabarro

asked the Minister of Transport if she will explain the nature of the new powers she is seeking to give specific directions to the National Freight Corporation and the British Railways Board.

Mr. John Morris:

The powers of direction described in paragraph 33 of Cmnd. 3470, to which I assume the hon. Member refers, are now defined in Clause 6(1) of the Transport Bill. They would enable my right hon. Friend to take action on the recommendations made to her by the Freight Integration Council in pursuance of its duties as set out in that Clause and described in more detail in paragraph 32 of Cmnd. 3470.