HC Deb 15 May 1986 vol 97 c511W
Mr. Adley

asked the Prime Minister if she is satisfied with the co-ordination between the Department of Employment and the Department of Transport in connection with discussions over the future of the Settle-Carlisle railway line; and if she will make a statement.

The Prime Minister

My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Transport has a duty under the statutory procedures to take account of all relevant factors, including social and economic considerations, in reaching a decision on the British Railways Board's proposals for the Settle-Carlisle line. The Department of Employment, with its interest in tourism, as well as all other interested Government Departments, will be fully consulted before any decision is taken.