§ 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.