§ Mr. Spearing
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment (1) why he appointed Sir David Barran as chairman of the London rail study;
(2) what arrangements he has made with the Greater London Council concerning a greater London rail study.
§ Mr. Peyton
Together with the Greater London Council, the British Railways Board and London Transport I have agreed to set up a study of the future of London's rail services.
The four parties to the study agreed that an independent chairman of great ability and wide experience was needed.