§ Mr. Stephen Ross
asked the Secretary of State for Defence if he will give an 621W assurance that local railway lines under the control of his Department will not be taken up until their long-term potential has been evaluated in the context of area structure plans and transportation studies.
§ Mr. Robert C. Brown
It is the policy of Her Majesty's Government to co-operate to the full with local authorities in the preparation of structure plans, and to assist, so far as we are able, in transportation studies. I will consider the hon. Gentleman's suggestion, and write to him in due course.