Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 4th July 1973.

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Photo of Mr Edward Gardner Mr Edward Gardner , South Fylde 12:00 am, 4th July 1973

Does not my hon. Friend agree that the closing down of unprofitable railway lines and services has directly encouraged the appalling growth of equally unprofitable motor traffic, which threatens to extinguish all hopes of a reasonably healthy life in our towns and cities? Should not that be taken into account when we consider the statistics?