HC Deb 04 February 1976 vol 904 c639W
45. Mr. Adley

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment when he will publish a Transport White Paper.

Mr. Crosland

As I informed my hon. Friend the Member for Sunderland, South (Mr. Bagier) on 14th January—[Vol. 903, c. 362–3]—it is my intention to issue a consultation paper on transport policy within the next few weeks. In due course, when consultations with the numerous interested bodies have taken place, the Government will publish conclusions.

47. Mr. Ioan Evans

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what consultations he has had with trade unions, management and other interests in the transport industry on the transport policy review; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Crosland

I keep in close touch with all transport interests through frequent meetings at ministerial and official level. Formal consultation on the transport policy review cannot begin until the publication of the consultative paper which I announced to the House on 14th January.—[Vol. 903, c. 362–3.]