HC Deb 07 July 1971 vol 820 cc394-5W
Mr. Molyneaux

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment (1) whether the Railways Board has now asked his consent to withdraw the Stranraer-Euston boat train service; and what his decision is;

(2) whether he will undertake to consult the Minister of Commerce in Northern Ireland before giving consent to the withdrawal of the Stranraer-Euston boat train service.

Mr. Eldon Griffiths

I understand that the Railways Board has now decided to continue this service for the time being. So the question of consent to its withdrawal does not at present arise. If it did, the Government of Northern Ireland would, of course, be among those consulted before any decision was made.