§ Mr. Geraint Howells
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what information he has on the purchaser of the Vale of Rheidol narrow gauge railway; when he expects the sale to be completed; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Portillo
British Rail is proposing to sell this railway to the Brecon mountain railway company, subject to my right hon. Friend's consent. We are considering the evidence on the case and we shall make an announcement as soon as possible.