HC Deb 28 June 1971 vol 820 c30W
Sir R. Russell

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment how many miles of disused railway track have been converted to roadways in each county of the United Kingdom; and what prospects there are of further conversion.

Mr. Graham Page

The information is not readily available. Disused railway track will continue to be used in road schemes whenever it is practicable and economic to do so. I expect to reach agreement shortly on a circular to local authorities about the procedure for deciding the best use of disused railway lines in the countryside.