§ 91. Mr. Sorensen
asked the Minister of Transport if he will, in the public interest, issue a general direction to the British Railways and London Transport Boards that information respecting the passenger usage of particular stations shall be supplied to Members of Parliament on request, together with any other relevant information needed by Members to enable them more accurately to assess the transport needs of their constituents and the effect of curtailments or closures.
§ Mr. Marples
When the statutory notice is given of a passenger closure proposal, the Railways Board, through the Transport Users' Consultative Committee, give particulars of the numbers joining and alighting from each train affected by the proposal. The Board152W have also agreed to supply such information, where available, to hon. Members on request in advance of notice of closure. I have no doubt that arrangements will be made to provide similar information if and when the London Transport Board propose closures.
97. Mr. B. Harrison
asked the Minister of Transport if he will introduce legislation to enable him to refund the travelling expenses of objectors to railway closures wishing to appear before transport users' consultative committees.