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Volume 884: debated on Thursday 23 January 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will propose setting up statutory machinery for reviewing competitive transport modes in the public sector to avoid wastage of expenditure and needless competition such as at present exists between British Airways and British Rail.

My right hon. Friend has at present no plans to do so. The Civil Aviation Authority and the traffic commissioners already have certain statutory functions in the regulation of transport services.