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London And North Eastern Railway

Volume 161: debated on Tuesday 13 March 1923

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asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Transport whether he will consider the advisability of securing the extension of the railway line from Boddam to Peterhead; whether he is aware that such extension is urgently desired by the trading community of the district: and whether he will consult with the Minister of Labour and the London and North Eastern Railway Company with a view to putting this work in hand as part of the provision for the relief of unemployment?

A railway extension such as that referred to could only be carried out under statutory powers, and it would rest with the railway company concerned to consider the desirability of seeking such powers. The hon. Member's suggestion has, however, been brough to the notice of the London and North Eastern Railway Company, who inform me that they have no scheme in contemplation for constructing a direct railway from Boddam to Peterhead.