§ Mrs. Hart
asked the Minister of Transport if he will introduce legislation to suspend the hearing of objections to rail closures by transport users' consultative committees as soon as a General Election is announced in order that Members of Parliament may continue to be able to represent their constituents at the hearings.
§ Mr. Marples
No. Under Section 56 of the Transport Act, 1962, no restrictions are placed on the status of those representing objectors at T.U.C.C. hearings.