§ Mr. Hector Hughes
asked the Minister of Transport if he is aware that recent railway closures in Scotland have inflicted loss and damage in traditional and other religious observances and in trade, industry, commerce and employment on the people in the areas affected; and if he will take steps to provide compensation for those people.72W
§ Mr. T. Fraser
I am not aware of the effects referred to by my hon. and learned Friend, but I will certainly examine any details he may wish to send me. Where need is shown, I am prepared to vary or add to the conditions attached to consents given by my predecessor to rail passenger closures, but this could not of course extend to compensation for individuals.