HC Deb 16 January 1978 vol 942 cc46-7W
Mr. Pattie

asked the Secretary of State for Defence if, pursuant to paragraph 22 of House of Commons Paper 393 and paragraph 14 of Command Paper Number 7011, the inquiry into powers of direction over transport undertakings and their crews in times of emergency has been completed and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Robert C. Brown

No formal inquiry has been instituted or is contemplated. Within the framework of the Government's policy as explained in paragraphs 14–17 of Command Paper No. 7011, continuing attention is given both to available resources and to the adequacy of legislation.

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