HC Deb 28 January 1981 vol 997 cc448-9W
38. Mr. Hooley

asked the Secretary of State for Transport what use will be made of the Woodhead tunnel when it is closed to rail traffic.

Mr. Kenneth Clarke

The British Railways Board has said that it intends to retain the Woodhead tunnel, and the track laid between Penistone and Hadfield, for some time after closure. Any decision on the eventual disposal of the tunnel is entirely a matter for the board and not for Government.