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Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Transport – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 10th December 1980.

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Photo of Mr Norman Fowler Mr Norman Fowler Minister of State (Department for Transport) 12:00 am, 10th December 1980

I have just been given the press notice from the board, which says: The fall in demand and excess capacity together mean that, like any other business, the railway must take action to bring supply more into line with demand. Clearly, that will affect passengers, and to that extent I regret it. But, like any other business, British Rail must live within its budget.