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Rail Services (London and the South East)

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 John Prescott John Prescott , Kingston upon Hull East 12:00 am, 10th December 1980

Is the Minister aware that the report of the Monopolies and Merges Commission on South-Eastern services made it clear that productivity improvements would not be enough to meet the problems of reducing services? If the right hon. Gentleman believes that the demand is falling and that British Rail will have to adjust to that, does he maintain the commitment that the wholesale closure of lines will not take place at the present level of investment?