Orders of the Day — British Railways Board (Increase of Compensation Limit)

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 8:31 pm on 10th February 1981.

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Photo of Mr Arthur Newens Mr Arthur Newens , Harlow 8:31 pm, 10th February 1981

The Minister talks about increasing productivity on the railways, but does he recognise that steps such as closing stations in the evenings and at weekends are part and parcel of the process? Does he approve of the recent proposals to close 150 stations in the South-East of England? Surely that is depriving people of a service that could easily be provided by those who are otherwise likely to be on the dole.