§ Mr. Foulkes
asked the Minister of Transport if he will give an assurance that he will not assent to any proposal to close the Ayr—Stranraer railway line, as it is the only rail link between Scotland and Northern Ireland.461W
§ Mr. Fowler
No proposal has been put to me to close this service. I have reiterated by general policy on rail passenger closures most recently in a letter to the chairman of the British Railways Board. I have placed a copy of that letter in the Library.