HC Deb 12 July 1979 vol 970 c300W
Mr. Foster

asked the Minister of Transport if he intends to encourage the greater use of rail transport for freight traffic in view of the urgent need to conserve energy.

Mr. Fowler

I believe there should be fair competition between road and rail freight but obviously the rising price of fuel will create new market opportunities for rail freight of which I am sure the Railways Board will take full advantage.