§ Mr. Russell Johnston
asked the Minister of Transport whether he proposes to authorise any further reductions in the rail network; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Fowler
I have always made it clear that I see no case for massive cuts in the passenger network. I have reiterated my 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.