HC Deb 08 May 1968 vol 764 cc83-5W
47. Mr. Goodhew

asked the Minister of Transport if he will give a directive to British Railways to expedite the sale of property and lands which have become surplus to requirements following the closure of the lines concerned.

Mr. Carmichael

The Railways Board seek my right hon. Friend's agreement to the disposal of land rendered surplus by the closure of lines and unless there is a possibility of future development which might necessitate its re-use, we always give this agreement. The Board then have every incentive to sell and they need no directive from my right hon. Friend.

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