HC Deb 23 February 1987 vol 111 c22W
44. Mr. Meadowcroft

asked the Secretary of State for Transport when he intends to announce a decision on the future of the Settle to Carlisle railway.

Mr. David Mitchell

This is a large and complex case involving consideration of British Rail's financial case for closure, the TUCC's report on hardship and the wider social and economic aspects, so we must allow ourselves sufficient time to consider it properly. I cannot say when we shall be ready to announce a decision.