HC Deb 07 November 1983 vol 48 cc27-8W
Mr. Greenway

asked the Secretary of State for Transport, further to the reply by the Prime Minister to the hon. Member for Hornchurch (Mr. Squire), Official Report, 3 November, c. 1003, if Her Majesty's Government will make it their policy to take action to protect the rights of Londoners if the full Greater London council confirms the appointment of recent nominees to the board of London Transport; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Ridley

I am watching developments at London Transport closely and will be considering what this may require. We already propose to remove London Transport from the GLC as soon as possible. It cannot be in the interests of Londoners if the management of London Transport is undermined by inappropriate board appointments or capricious political direction.