HC Deb 01 February 1982 vol 17 c46W
56. Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the Secretary of State for Transport whether, in view of the neglect and maladministration upon the part of the chairman of British Rail, he will now dismiss him from office or arrange for him to give full-time attention to this appointment.

Mr. David Howell

No. I do not accept the hon. Member's opinion of the chairman of the British Railways Board and I am satisfied that I have first claim on his time for issues affecting British Rail.