HC Deb 20 December 1967 vol 756 c409W
67. Sir C. Osborne

asked the Minister of Transport in which grades the 200,000 railway workers are now employed who will be made redundant; and whether the railway unions have notified their acceptance of this further reduction of jobs in this industry.

Mr. John Morris:

There neither is nor could be a proposal to declare redundant 200,000 railway workers (nearly 60 per cent. of total staff). But some ordered and gradual decline in railway manpower over the next few years is inevitable. The various aspects of this will, of course, continue to be kept under constant review by the Board with the unions concerned.