HC Deb 13 February 1985 vol 73 c173W
Mr. Eldon Griffiths

asked the Secretary of State for Transport if he will take steps to evaluate the relative cost-benefits of public investment in (a) roads and (b) railways between London and Bury St. Edmunds.

Mrs. Chalker

My Department would use cost-benefit techniques to appraise schemes where road and rail are direct alternatives, serving exactly the same need. Such cases are rare.