HC Deb 24 July 1968 vol 769 c116W
Mr. Dodds-Parker

asked the Minister of Transport whether he will issue a general direction, in the public interest, to the Railways Board, that in future private legislation introduced by the Board provision should be made for land to revert to the riparian landowners in the event of its being abandoned for the use of railways.

Mr. Carmichael

No. Such a direction would be inappropriate. The proposals in the current British Railways Bill can be considered in the usual way.