HC Deb 10 July 1996 vol 281 cc207-8W
Sir Keith Speed

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many representations he had received by 1 July about the Central Railway plc proposal to build a new railway; and how many were(a) in favour and (b) against. [36479]

Mr. Watts

Some 13,650 representations have been received, of which about 200 support the proposal and 13,450 are opposed. These figures include representations which, having regard to the postal dispute or certain other considerations, have been accepted as valid although they were received after 1 July.