HC Deb 15 December 1971 vol 828 cc96-7W
48. Mr. Adley

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he is satisfied that the information available to his Department enables him fully to compare the social and economic costs and benefits of providing urban transport by road and rail; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Graham Page

These comparisons are made by major urban local authorities, wherever possible, as part of the comprehensive urban land use transportation studies for which they are primarily responsible. The Department is continuing to develop improved methods to enable this to be done more thoroughly and systematically.