HC Deb 30 June 1971 vol 820 cc123-4W
48. Mr. James Johnson

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he has completed his discussions with all interested parties in examining disposal procedures regarding disused railway lines; and if he will announce his proposals.

Mr. Graham Page

Informal consultations with interested bodies on the disposal of disused railway lines in the countryside have shown general agreement on a procedure under which local planning authorities decide what is the best use of the land in the public interest. I expect to get agreement shortly on a circular to local authorities.