HC Deb 08 February 1967 vol 740 c325W
Mr. Elystan Morgan

asked the Minister of Transport if she will introduce legislation to enable her Department to obtain the ownership of disused railway lines, as distinct from stations, goods yards, etc., so as to afford the possibility of their use at some future date by the public at large for rambling, pony trekking or as the sites of hovercraft or monorail routes.

Mr. John Morris

Existing arrangements, including the undertaking given by the British Railways Board to give the first offer of their surplus land to local authorities, are sufficient to enable all such possible future uses for disused railway lines to be considered.